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Au Café: 2387

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Object information


Au Café
Translated as: At the café


Degas, Edgar (Painter)


History note: 1st Atelier Degas sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 6-8 May 1918 (71), Estimate 12,000-14,000 Francs ?; with the Independent Gallery, London (P.M. Turner); coll. Oliver F. Brown; F. Hindley Smith, 1925

Measurements and weight

Height: 65.7 cm
Width: 54.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1939) by Hindley Smith, Frank


Circa 1875 CE - 1877 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Degas
  • Location: Lower right
  • Signature
  • Text: Jerome...... (illegible)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Rubber stamp
  • Stamp

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2387
Primary reference Number: 2600
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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