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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
A Nude Figure Bathing
Work Type
c. 1892-1895
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Charcoal on white wove paper
65 x 50 cm (25 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.)
frame: 73 x 57.8 x 3.2 cm (28 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: l.l.: Vente signature stamp [L. 658] in red
Atelier Degas (L. 658), sale [Vente II, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, December 11-13, 1918, no. 342]. [Marcel Bing, Paris]. [Sadajiro Yamanaka, New York] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, 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
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Henri Rivière, ed., Les Dessins de Degas, Demotte (Paris, France, 1922 - 1923), pl. 98

Degas, 1834-1917, exh. cat., Pennsylvania Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1936), no. 88, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 678, fig. 354

William G. Constable, The Nude in Art: Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford, 1946), no. 18

Jakob Rosenberg, Great Draughtsmen from Pisanello to Picasso, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1959), pp. xxiii, 114; repr. no. 223

Jean Leymarie, Dessins de la période impressionniste de Manet à Renoir, Skira (Geneva, Switzerland, 1969), p. 54, repr. p. 56

Degas' drawings, Dover Publications Inc. (New York, NY, 1973), pl. 87

Jakob Rosenberg, Great Draughtsmen from Pisanello to Picasso [rev. ed.], Harper & Row (New York, NY, 1974), p. 154, fig. 287

Denis Rouart, Degas in Search of His Technique, Skira Rizzoli (New York, NY, 1988), repr. p. 125

Ann Dumas and David A. Brenneman, Degas and America: The Early Collectors, exh. cat., High Museum of Art/MInneapolis Institute of Arts/Rizzoli (New York, NY, 2001), cat. no. 64, repr. (color); also p. 26

Cate McQuaid, "Degas, Intimately", The Boston Globe (August 12, 2005), Weekend section, repr.

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. 47, fig. 74, pp. 29, 70 note 11

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. 342, repr.

George T.M. Shackelford and Xavier Rey, Degas and the Nude, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 2011), p. 188, repr. p. 190 as fig. 201, p. 228

Exhibition History

Degas, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/09/1931 - 05/30/1931

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

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

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

The Nude in Art: Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 01/01/1946 - 02/03/1946

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

Degas and the Nude, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/09/2011 - 02/05/2012

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