Artist Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917
Title
  • Dancers
Date ca. 1897
Medium pastel with charcoal on heavy wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 25 3/4 × 20 inches (65.4 × 50.8 cm)
Framed: 35 1/2 × 30 × 2 3/4 inches (90.2 × 76.2 × 7 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 21.6
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in red ink, lower left: degas (Lugt 658)
Stamp, in red ink, center, verso: atelier degas (Lugt 657)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in blue pencil or crayon, center, verso: 698 | 8859
Inscribed, in red pencil, verso: Pb 200 | [unintelligle]
until May 1918, Edgar Degas, sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, no. 306 (Paris, France);
1918-January 1921, Jacques Seligmann (Paris, France), sale, American Association, New York, no. 18.
1921-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Poland, Reginald. "French Impressionistic Paintings Acquired." Bulletin of the DIA 2, 8 (May 1921): p. 71.

Heil, Walter. Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1930, p. 37, no. 54.

Richardson, E.P. Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 37, no. 54.

Lesmoisne, P.A. Degas et son oeuvre. Paris, 1946, vol. III, no. 1311 (as: Danseuses (Décor de paysage).

Browse, Lillian. Degas Dancers. New York, 1949, pp. 411-412, no. 238 (as: Trois danseuses à mi-corps, décor d'arbres).

Reff, Theodore. "Works by Degas in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 53,1 (1974): pp. 41-42, no. 21 (cover).

Shackelford, G.T.M. Degas: The Dancers. Washington, D.C., 1985, p. 122 (fig. 5.5).

Degas. Exh. cat., Grand Palais. Paris, 1988, p. 572 (fig. 324).