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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.254
People
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
Title
Study for "Julie Burtey"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1867
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/296329
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hard and soft graphite with touches of white chalk on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
36.1 x 27.2 cm (14 3/16 x 10 11/16 in.)
framed: 54 x 41.3 x 1.6 cm (21 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: l.l.: Vente signature stamp [L. 658] in red
  • stamp: on verso: Atelier stamp [L. 657]
  • watermark: A tree within a circle
  • inscription: u.r., black crayon, in artist's hand: Mme Julie Burtey
Provenance
Hilarie-Germain-Edgar Degas atelier [Vente II, Galerie Georges Petite, December 11-13, 1918, no. 347 as “Femme assise dans un fateueil. Étude pour le portrait de Mme Julie Burtin"], sold to Reginald Davis, Paris. Mme Demotte, Paris, 1924, sold; to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, 1928, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.254
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Henri Rivière, ed., Les Dessins de Degas, Demotte (Paris, France, 1922 - 1923), no. 26, pl. 56

Galerie Georges Petit, Exposition Degas au profit de la ligue Franco-Anglo-Américaine contre le cancer, exh. cat., G. Petit (Paris, France, 1924), no. 81

Exhibition of French Painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1929), no. 32

Agnes Mongan, "Portrait Studies by Degas in American Collections", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, May 1932), vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 64-65, repr. on cover

Independent Painters of Nineteenth Century Paris, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1935), no. 119

Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, exh. cat., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy/Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1935), no. 114, repr.

Degas, 1834-1917, exh. cat., Pennsylvania Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1936), no. 64, repr.

Jacqueline Bouchot-Saupique and Marie Delaroche-Vernet, Degas, exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie (Paris, France, 1937), no. 69

"Sachs Drawings on View at Brooklyn Museum", Art Digest (March 1 1939), vol. 13, no. 11, p. 24

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 663, fig. 339

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 16

Jacques Lassaigne, Edgar Degas, Hypérion (Paris, France, 1945), p. 6, repr.

Camille Mauclair, Edgar Degas, Hyperion Press (New York, NY, 1945), p. 2, repr.

Paul André Lemoisne, Degas et son Oeuvre, Paul Brame and Cesar M. de Hauke (Paris, France, 1946-1949), vol. II, no. 108

19th Century French Drawings, exh. cat., California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco, CA, 1947), no. 87 p. 55

Randolph Schwabe, Degas: the draughtsman, The Art Trade Press (London, England, 1948), p. 8, repr.

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Letters, ed. Marcel Guérin, Bruno Cassirer (Oxford, England, 1948), ill. 6 (as Mme Julie Burtin)

Agnes Mongan, French Drawings of Five Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, 1951), cat. no. 33, n.p., repr.

James Watrous, The Craft of Old-Master Drawings, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI, 1957), p. 144, repr. p. 141

An exhibition of works by Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum (Los Angeles, CA, 1958), no. 13, repr.

Agnes Mongan, De Clouet a Matisse: Dessins français des collections américaines, exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie (Paris, 1958), no. 160, pl. 155

Agnes Mongan, Van Clouet tot Matisse: tentoonstelling van franse tekeningen uit amerikaanse collecties, exh. cat., Museum Boymans (Rotterdam, 1958), no. 160, pl. 141

Agnes Mongan, French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1959), cat. no. 160, pp. 107-108, pl. 141, repr.

Jakob Rosenberg, Great Draughtsmen from Pisanello to Picasso, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1959), pp. 108-109, xxii, repr.

Ingres and Degas: Two Classical Draughtsmen, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1961), no. 4

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Portraits by Degas, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA, 1962), pl. 35

Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann and Standish D. Lawder, Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: a catalogue raisonné, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 1964), vol. 1, p. 80, fig. 62

Stephen Longstreet, The Drawings of Degas, Janet Borden Inc. (Los Angeles, CA, 1964), repr.

Theodore Reff, "The Chronology of Degas's Notebooks", The Burlington Magazine (December 1965), vol. CVII, no. 753, p. 613, note 88

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]: given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 55, repr.

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Drawings by Degas, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, 1966), no. 47, repr.

Mount Holyoke Friends of Art, The legacy of David and Ingres to nineteenth century art, exh. cat. (South Hadley, MA, 1966), no. 14

Daniel M. Mendelowitz, Drawing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (New York, NY, 1967), p. 343, pl. 15

Keith Roberts, Edgar Degas, Purnell (Paulton, North Bristol, England, 1967), fig. 2, p. 5

An exhibition of the works of Edgar Degas at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, with selected loans from other collections, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA, 1970), no. 17, repr.

Degas' drawings, Dover Publications Inc. (New York, NY, 1973), pl. 15

Barbara S. Shapiro, Edgar Degas: the Reluctant Impressionist, exh. cat., Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA, 1974), no. 73

Jakob Rosenberg, Great Draughtsmen from Pisanello to Picasso [rev. ed.], Harper & Row (New York, NY, 1974), pp. 146-147, pl. 265

Ian Dunlop, Degas, Harper & Row (New York, NY, 1979), pl. 41

Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 89, n.p., pl. 89, repr.

Gabriel P. Weisberg and Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, The Realist Tradition: French Painting and Drawing, 1830-1900, exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH, 1980), p. 30, fig. 50

Ronald Pickvance, "Tübingen and Berlin, Degas - Works on Paper", The Burlington Magazine (August 1984), vol. 126, p. 523

Götz Adriani, Edgar Degas: Pastelle, Ölskizzen, Zeichnungen, exh. cat., DuMont Buchverlag (Köln, Germany, 1984), cat. 55; p. 349

Pinkney L. Near, French Paintings: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA, 1985), p. 28, fig. 2 under cat. 12

Denys Sutton, Edgar Degas, Life and Work, Rizzoli (New York, NY, 1986), fig. 54, p. 68

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 289, p. 247, repr.

Rafael Fernandez and Alexandra R. Murphy, Degas in the Clark Collection, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA, 1987), fig. 17a

Denys Sutton, "Edgar Degas: Tradition and Innovation", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (April 1988), vol. 111, p. 257, fig. 5

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / National Gallery of Canada (New York, NY and Ottawa, Canada, 1988), cat. 76

Nicholas Wadley, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing, Dutton Studio Books, New York (New York, NY, 1991), p. 100, pl. 9b

Felix Baumann and Marianne Karabelnik, Degas: Die Portraits, exh. cat., Merrell Holberton / Kunsthaus Zurich (London, England and Zürich, Switzerland, 1994), cat. 90

Jürgen Baurmann and Otto Ludwig, "Schreiben: Texte und Formulierungen überarbeiten", Praxis Deutsch: Zeitschrift für den Deutschunterricht (May 1996), vol. 137, repr. p. 13

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 32 under "Graphite"

Holland Cotter, "Degas, Director: An Easel Becomes a Stage", The New York Times (August 5 2005), pp. B25, B27, p. B27

Marjorie B. Cohn and Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas at Harvard, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge and New Haven, 2005), cat. no. 39, fig. 38 (color), p. 80

Catalogue des tableaux, pastels et dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier 2e vente, December 11-13, 1918, auct. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France, December 11 - December 13, 1918), no. 347, repr.

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 528

Jay A. Clarke, ed., The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2013), p. 66 and p. 81 in n. 8

Henri Loyrette, Degas: A New Vision, exh. cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Melbourne/Houston, 2016), repr. p. 82

Exhibition History

Exposition Degas au profit de la ligue Franco-Anglo-Américaine contre le cancer, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 04/12/1924 - 05/02/1924

French Painting of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/06/1929 - 04/06/1929

Exhibition of Drawings by Degas, Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York, 10/27/1930 - 11/15/1930

Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, 01/01/1935 - 01/31/1935

Independent Painters of 19th Century Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 03/15/1935 - 04/28/1935

Degas, 1834-1917, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 11/01/1936 - 11/30/1936

Degas, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 03/01/1937 - 05/20/1937

Great Modern French Drawings, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Museum, Brooklyn, 01/01/1939 - 03/12/1939

Great Modern Drawings, Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, 04/07/1940 - 05/01/1940

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

Untitled exhibition of French drawings, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 10/08/1943 - 11/21/1943

Edgar Degas Bronzes, Drawings, Pastels, Buchholz Gallery, New York, 01/03/1945 - 01/27/1945

Drawings by Degas, Farnsworth Art Museum (now Davis Museum and Cultural Center), Wellesley, 02/16/1946 - 03/10/1946

19th century French drawings, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 03/08/1947 - 04/06/1947

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

Degas' Portraits of his Family and Friends, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 03/06/1948 - 03/28/1948

French Drawings of Five Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/15/1951 - 09/30/1951

French Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 03/28/1952 - 04/28/1952

An Exhibition of Drawings, Colby College, Miller Library, Waterville, 04/27/1956 - 05/23/1956

An Exhibition of Works by Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas, 1834-1917, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 03/04/1958 - 04/06/1958

French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, 07/31/1958 - 09/28/1958; Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 10/24/1958 - 01/02/1959; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 02/03/1959 - 03/15/1959

Ingres and Degas: Two Classical Draughtsmen, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/24/1961 - 05/20/1961

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

The Legacy of David and Ingres to Nineteenth Century Art, Dwight Art Memorial, South Hadley, 10/12/1966 - 11/13/1966

Drawings by Degas, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 01/20/1967 - 02/26/1967; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 03/10/1967 - 04/30/1967; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 05/16/1967 - 06/25/1967

Edgar Degas: the Reluctant Impressionist, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 06/19/1974 - 09/15/1974

European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979

Degas: Pastelle, Ölskizzen, Zeichnungen, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, 01/14/1984 - 03/25/1984

Degas, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 02/09/1988 - 05/16/1988; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 06/16/1988 - 08/28/1988; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 09/27/1988 - 01/08/1989

Degas: the Portraits, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, 12/02/1994 - 03/05/1995; Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, 03/18/1995 - 06/18/1995

The Heavenly Twins: Edward W. Forbes, Paul J. Sachs and the Building of a Collection, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/23/1995 - 12/17/1995

Degas at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2005 - 11/27/2005

Degas: A New Vision, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Melbourne, 06/24/2016 - 09/18/2016; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 10/16/2016 - 01/16/2017

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu