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VIOLINIST AND YOUNG WOMAN
Edgar Degas(French, 1834-1917)
“The figures are meticulously rendered but the canvas is unfinished at the lower edge. Degas often returned to paintings — sometimes after decades — but not this one. Perhaps he considered it “finished” after all.”
Graham W. J. Beal, Director, President and CEO
- c. 1871
- Oil and crayon on canvas
- 18 1/4 x 22 in. 46.4 x 55.9 cm framed: 26 1/4 x 30 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. 66.7 x 77.2 x 8.9 cm
- European Painting
- Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill
- Accession No.
- Paris, Collection of the Artist, Edgar Degas; Paris, auction Atelier E. Degas (Galerie Georges Petit) 6 May, 1918 (1st sale), lot. 49, repr.; Paris, Collection Jacques Seligmann; New York, auction J. Seligmann (American Art Association) 27 Jan. 1921, lot 25, repr.,bought by J. H. Whittemore for $7,000.00. Naugatuck, Long Island, NY, Collection J. Harris Whittemore (1921-1936) from whom purchased by Durand-Ruel on May 4, 1936; New York, Durand-Ruel Gallery (dealer-1936), from whom purchased by R. H. Tannahill; Grosse Pointe Farms, Collection Robert H. Tannahill, by whom bequeathed to the DIA.
- canvas, oil, oil crayon, paint, pastel crayon, crayon, three quarter length, portrait, music, double portrait
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