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Study of Heads: PD.29-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Study of Heads


Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar




History note: Mlle J. Fèvre; with Marlborough Gallery 1948; bt. A.S.F Gow (£73.10.0d)

Measurements and weight

Height: 202 mm
Width: 264 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-02-08) by Gow, A. S. F.


Production date: circa AD 1861 : date by Lemoisne - see inscriptions/marks

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (Degas' studio stamp, (L.657))
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: (an inscription suggesting it is a study for the 'Petite filles Spartiates provoquant des garçons', of c. 1860)
  • Location: On the old mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.29-1978
Primary reference Number: 6286
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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