Artist Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917
Title
  • After the Bath
  • Femme s'essuyant (alternate title)
Date ca. 1900
Medium charcoal, brown pastel, and white chalk (?) on tan tracing paper completely attached to a paperboard
Dimensions Sheet: 26 5/8 × 16 5/8 inches (67.6 × 42.2 cm)
Mount: 26 3/4 × 17 inches (67.9 × 43.2 cm)
Framed: 36 1/8 × 26 3/4 × 1 1/8 inches (91.8 × 67.9 × 2.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Durand-Ruel
Accession Number 37.58
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in red ink, lower left: degas
Inscriptions Inscribed, on pink label, verso of mount: Degas no. 4686 | Femme s'essuyant | Dessin au fusain | n 3 [underlined in black ink] (from notes by ES found in file)
1918, Edgar Degas sale (Paris, France) sale no. 2;
Durand-Ruel (Paris, France);
1937-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue des tableaux, pastels et dessins par Edgas Degas. Sales cat., Galerie Georges Petit, Paris. 1918, second sale, no. 292 (as Femme s'essuyant).

Greaver, Harry. Impressionists in Michigan. Kalamazoo, MI.

Reff, Theodore. "Works by Degas in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 53, 1 (1974): pp. 42-43.