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Bather Sponging Her Knee

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Date:
ca. 1883–84
Medium:
Charcoal, pastel, and gray wash on off-white laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. (30.8 x 24.8cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
19.51.3
  • Secondary Titles

    Standing Bather

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Stamped in red ink, lower right with the mark of the Degas esate sale (Lugt 658)
    Verso, stamped in red ink, upper right with the mark of the Degas atelier (Lugt 657); numbered in blue chalk, upper right: 1830 [underlined]; in blue chalk, lower right: Ph 1218 [double underlined]; numbered in black chalk, lower center: 2

  • Provenance

    Galerie Georges Petit, Paris,Degas Sale II,1918,lot.222.1&2(Fr2,700) to MMA2eme vente Degas, Paris, Dec. 11-13, 1918, no. 222, repr.

  • Exhibition History

    National Gallery of Canada. "Degas," June 16, 1988–August 28, 1988.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Private Collection of Edgar Degas, MMA," October 1, 1997–January 11, 1998.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Degas," September 27, 1998–January 8, 1989.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 4, 2005–January 9, 2006.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Brame & Reff 112; Paris-Ottawa-NY(MMA) 1988–89, no. 254

  • References

    Philippe Brame, Theodore Reff Degas et son oeuvre: A Supplement. Garland, New York, 1984.

    Bryson Burroughs B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin" Drawings by Degas. 14, May 1919.

    Susan Alyson Stein, Edgar Degas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Private Collection of Edgar Degas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997.

    Gary Tinterow, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris Degas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988.

    Bryson Burroughs "Drawings by Degas." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 14, no. 5, New York, May 1919, pp. 116-117.

    James Bolivar Manson The Life and Work of Edgar Degas. London, 1927, p. 48.

    Charles S. Moffett Degas in the Metropolitan. Ex. cat., February 26-September 4, 1977: a complete checklist of works by Degas in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1977, cat. no. 40.

    Philippe Brame, Theodore Reff Degas et son oeuvre: A Supplement. New York, 1984, cat. no. 112, pp. 122-123, ill.

    Jean Sutherland Boggs, Douglas Druick, Henri Loyrette, Michael Pantazzi, Gary Tinterow Degas. Ex. cat.: Paris, Ottawa, MMA, 1988-1989. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Réunion des musées nationaux, National Museums of Canada, New York and Ottawa, 1988-89, cat. no. 254, ill.

    Ann Dumas, Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Gary Tinterow The Private Collection of Edgar Degas. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, fig. no. 374, ill.

    George T. M. Shackelford, Xavier Rey Degas and the Nude. Ex. cat., Museum of fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 9, 2011-Feb. 5, 2012 ; and Musée d'Orsay, Paris March 12-July 1. Boston, 2012, fig. no. 127, 115, 117, 225, ill.



  • See also
333809

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