Landscape, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Monotype in oil colors, heightened with pastel


Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Monotype in oil colors, heightened with pastel
sheet: 10 x 13 3/8 in. (25.4 x 34 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bernhard Gift, 1972
Accession Number:
Not on view
Degas undertook a series of landscape monotypes during a visit in October 1890 to the Burgundian estate of his friend, the artist Pierre-Georges Jeanniot. Over the course of the next two years, he made about fifty monotypes, a group of which he exhibited at the Durand-Ruel gallery in 1892. Although the artist called these views "imaginary landscapes," the present work is thought to reflect his experience traveling through Burgundy in a horse-drawn carriage. Using colored oil paints, overlaid with scumbled pastels, Degas produced a view of a mountainous landscape, partially obscured by mist, which verges on abstraction.
Signature: Signed by the artist in red chalk, lower left: degas
Henry Wolf (American, born Alsace-Lorraine)(1963); Edgar Howard
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. "Edgar Degas: The Last Landscapes," June 28, 2006–August 27, 2006.

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New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty," March 26–July 24, 2016.

Janis 285; Kendall 173; Lemoisne 1044
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Sue Welsh Reed, Eugenia Parry Janis, Barbara Stern Shapiro, David W. Kiehl, Colta Ives, Michael Mazur The Painterly Print: Monotypes from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980, cat. no. 32, pp. 114-115, ill.

Richard Kendall Degas Landscapes. New Haven and London, 1993, fig. no. 173, p. 193, ill.