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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
After Benozzo Gozzoli, Italian (Florence, Italy 1420 - 1497 Pistoia, Italy)
Three Pages after "The Procession of the Magi," by Benozzo Gozzoli
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite and prepared black chalk on thin off-white wove paper
actual: 41.6 x 20.2 cm (16 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.r., graphite: Florence, 1860
  • stamp: l.l.: Vente stamp [L. 658] in red
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Created, Atelier Degas sold at Vente IV, 1919. Item no. 91a. Vaudoyer. César M. de Hauke, Paris. Drouot, Paris, sold at auction, 1928. Sale, 12-13 November, 1928, no. 368. Henry S. Bowers, Purchased from Drouot, Paris, 1928, Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1929. Sale, 12-13 November 1928, no. 368
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Henry S. Bowers, Class of 1900
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. 91a, repr.

John A. Walker, "Degas et les maîtres anciens", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (Paris, France, September 1933), vol. X, p. 185

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 660, fig. 336

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 10

Theodore Reff, "Degas's Copies of Older Art", The Burlington Magazine (June 1963), CV, fig. 7, p. 246

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas at the Races, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 1998), no. 3, repr. color p. 23, pp. 22-23

James Cuno, "After the Benozzo Gozzoli Frescoes in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence", Dear Print Fan: A Festschrift for Marjorie B. Cohn, ed. Craigen Bowen, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), pp. 83-90, fig. 2, pp. 84, 87-88

Property of the Greentree Foundation from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, auct. cat., Sotheby's (New York, May 5, 2004), fig. 2, p. 91

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. 21, fig. 55, p. 32

Exhibition History

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

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

Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 04/12/1998 - 07/12/1998

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