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Après le Bain: PD.37-1959

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Current Location: In storage


Après le Bain


Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar




History note: The artist; his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit (IIIème Vente,0< 9 April 1919, lot 360-1, Estimate: 700-900 Francs; with the Leicester Galleries, London, 1922; G.J.F Knowles

Measurements and weight

Height: 360 mm
Width: 270 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

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Components of the work

Support composed of tracing paper ( yellow, laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Charcoal on yellow tracing paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Degas (L.658)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Stamp, red

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.37-1959
Primary reference Number: 6276
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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