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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
Leaving the Bath
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Sortie de Bain
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Drypoint and aquatint
plate: 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: ORIGINAL / OXFORD MILL
Alexis Rouart (Lugt 2187a), sold [through Estampes de Gericault, Delacroix, Manet, Degas provenant de la collection Alexis H. Rouart, Galerie Marcel Guiot, no. 184 (as "La presente epreuve est la seule mentionee par Delteil. Rarissime sino unique.", 1933)]. [Robert M. Light & Co., Santa Barbara], sold; to Mariot F. Hughes, Boston, MA, sold; to Ruth B. Benedict, Washington, D.C., exchanged; with Marjorie B. Cohn for Rembrandt, "Christ Carried to the Tomb," 1985, gift; to Harvard Art Museums.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Del. 39, Adh. 49, R.-S. 42
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Marjorie B. and Martin Cohn in honor of Emily Rauh Pulitzer
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Jean Adhémar and Françoise Cachin, Degas: The Complete Etchings, Lithographs, and Monotypes, Viking Press (New York, 1973), p. 265, cat. 49a [not Harvard impression, related bibliography]

Sue Welsh Reed and Barbara S. Shapiro, Degas: The Painter as Printmaker, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 1984), no. 42, pp.124-140, repr.131, no. 42, pp. 124-140, repr. p. 131

Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 176, repr.

Exhibition History

Degas:The Painter as Printmaker, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 11/14/1984 - 01/13/1985; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 02/17/1985 - 04/14/1985; Arts Council of Great Britain, London, London, 05/15/1985 - 07/07/1985

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

Body Image in French Art and Visual Culture (18th and 19th Centuries), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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