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Femme à sa toilette: PD.33-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Femme à sa toilette


Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar




History note: Degas, his sale, III 368.1, Estimate: 500-620.; bt. Epstein; with the Lefevre Galleries, London, 1939; bt. A.S.F. Gow (£45.0.0d)

Measurements and weight

Height: 318 mm
Width: 248 mm

Relative size of this object

24.8 m31.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1890

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Charcoal on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (L.658)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Stamp, red ink
  • Text: 10 (the '0' appearing as superscript)
  • Location: Verso, lower left
  • Text: Pb 745
  • Location: Verso, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 7?231
  • Location: Verso, upper left

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.33-1978
Primary reference Number: 6292
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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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