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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Attributed to Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
Italian Girl
Work Type
c. 1856
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper, laid down overall to off-white wove paper
15.5 × 13.6 cm (6 1/8 × 5 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.r., reddish ink: Rome 1856
[Wildenstein & Company, New York, 1949] [1]. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hazen, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1959

[1] Wildenstein's ownership is derived from the 1949 exhibition
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hazen
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

A loan exhibition of Degas for the benefit of the New York Infirmary, exh. cat., Wildenstein & Company (New York, NY, 1949), no. 3, repr.

"Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, July-September 1960", The Art Quarterly (Winter 1960), vol. XXIII, no. 4, ill. p. 415, no. 2 (top)

French Watercolors, 1760-1860, exh. cat., University of Michigan Museum of Art (Ann Arbor, MI, 1965), no. 71, repr.

Theodore Reff and Philippe Brame, Degas et son Oeuvre: a Supplement, Garland Publishers, Inc. (New York, NY and London, England, 1984), no. 9, 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. 33, fig. 65

Exhibition History

A loan exhibition of Degas for the benefit of the New York Infirmary, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 04/06/1949 - 05/14/1949

French Watercolors, 1760-1860, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 09/29/1965 - 10/24/1965

Unidentified Exhibition, Lincoln Laboratory, 1973, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, 12/18/1972 - 04/25/1973

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