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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
René De Gas, Convalescent
Work Type
c. 1855
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite on off-white wove paper
actual: 34.4 x 8.2 cm (13 9/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: on verso: Atelier stamp [L. 657]
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, To his brother, René.
René Degas, From his brother the artist.
Edmond Degas, see Remarks, Sold to M. Léonce Mauger. According to a letter dated 15 November 1935 from F. M. Gaitry, of Jean Cailac, the drawing "avait été attribué en partage à Monsieur Edmond Degas, neveu de l'artiste."
Léonce Mauger, Paris, Purchased from Edmond Degas. According to a letter [see file] dated 15 November 1935 from F. M. Gaitry, of Jean Cailac, Edmond Degas sold the drawing. "avec de nombreux autres dessins de Degas, à Monsieur Léonce Mauger, ex-fondé de pouvoir de la maison Gustave Pellet à Paris."
Jean Cailac, Paris, Expert, Sold to Paul J. Sachs, 1935.
Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Purchased from Jean Cailac, Paris, 1935, 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

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 658, fig. 334

John Rewald and James B. Byrnes, Edgar Degas: his family and friends in New Orleans, exh. cat., Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA, 1965), pl. XII

Degas' drawings, Dover Publications Inc. (New York, NY, 1973), pl. 12

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. 36, fig. 68

Exhibition History

Edgar Degas: his family and friends in New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, 05/02/1965 - 06/16/1965

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