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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
Édouard Manet
Work Type
c. 1866-1868
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black chalk on off-white wove paper, laid down to off-white wove paper
36.2 x 23 cm (14 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: l.l.: Vente signature stamp [L. 658] in red
Atelier Degas, sold; [through Vente IV, no. 248a, 1919]. M. de Zayas, New York, sold; to Paul J. Sachs, 1920, 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

Catalogue des tableaux, pastels et dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier 4e vente, July 2-4, 1919, auct. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France, July 2 - July 4, 1919), no. 248a, repr. (erroneously as Eugène Manet)

Encyclopaedia Britannica (Chicago, IL, 1929), vol. 17, ill. p. 462, fig. 5

"Degas Drawings: Jacques Seligmann Galleries", Art News (November 1, 1930), vol. XXIX, no. 5, p. 10

Paul Jamot, Degas Portraitiste, Sculpteur, exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie (Paris, France, 1931), mentioned under no. 105

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, p. 65; fig. 6

Margaret Scott, An Exhibition of Old-Master Drawings for the Benefit of Public Health Nursing Milk and Emergency Fund, exh. cat., Junior League (Pittsburgh, 1933), cat. no. 32

Independent Painters of Nineteenth Century Paris, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1935), no. 121

Degas, 1834-1917, exh. cat., Pennsylvania Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1936), no. 65, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 666, fig. 342

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

Phillips Memorial Gallery, Loan exhibition of drawings & pastels by Edgar Degas, 1834-1917, exh. cat., Phillips Memorial Gallery (Washington, D.C, 1947), no. 35

Works by Edgar Degas, exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH, 1947), no. 59, pl. L

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Letters, ed. Marcel Guérin, Bruno Cassirer (Oxford, England, 1948), ill. 11

French Drawings: Masterpieces from Five Centuries, exh. cat., Plantin Press (New York, NY, 1952 - 1953), mentioned under no. 154

Enciclopedia Universale dell'Arte (Rome, Italy, c. 1960)

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. 56, repr.

Götz Adriani, Edgar Degas: Pastelle, Ölskizzen, Zeichnungen, exh. cat., DuMont Buchverlag (Köln, Germany, 1984), cat. 57; pp. 349-350

Götz Adriani, Degas: Pastels, Oil Sketches, Drawings, exh. cat., Thames & Hudson (London, England, 1985), cat. 57; p. 349

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. 46, fig. 66, p. 23

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 159-160, repr. p. 160 as fig. 6

Exhibition History

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

Drawings by Degas, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 01/01/1932 - 12/31/1932

An Exhibition of Old-Master Drawings for the Benefit of Public Health Nursing Milk and Emergency Fund, Junior League, Pittsburgh, 12/13/1933 - 01/06/1934

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

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

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

Works by Edgar Degas, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 02/05/1947 - 03/09/1947

Loan Exhibition of Drawings & Pastels by Edgar Degas, 1834-1917, Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, 03/30/1947 - 04/30/1947

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

Unidentified Exhibition, 1951, Brookline Public Library, Brookline

Unidentified Exhibition, Brookline Public Library, 1951, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, 05/01/1951 - 06/30/1951

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

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

Introduction to Harvard University, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 04/01/1974 - 04/30/1974

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

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