Untitled (Self-Portrait In Library)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
P1997.42
People
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
Title
Untitled (self-portrait in library)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
Probably autumn 1895
Places
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
image: 11.9 x 16.7 cm (4 11/16 x 6 9/16 in.)
Provenance
Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, Massachusetts, gift from Agnes Mongan, 1997, sold to Harvard University Art Museums, 1997.
Agnes Mongan, Cambridge, MA, from Paul Sachs?, gift to Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, , 1997.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs
Object Number
P1997.42
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

"Paul Andre Lemoisne", Harvard Magazine (Cambridge, MA, 1977)

Antoine Terrasse, Degas et la photographie, Editions Denoël (Paris, France, 1983), 82

Eugenia Parry Janis, "Edgar Degas' Photographic Theater", Degas: Form and Space, ed. Maurice Guillaud, Centre Culturel de Marais (Paris, France, 1984), fig. 340

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / National Gallery of Canada (New York, NY and Ottawa, Canada, 1988), frontispiece

Jill DeVonyar and Richard Kendall, Degas and the Art of Japan, exh. cat., Reading Museum / Yale University Press (Reading, PA, 2007), p. 4, fig. 1

Cate McQuaid, "Degas, Intimately", The Boston Globe (August 12, 2005), Weekend section, repr.

Holland Cotter, "Degas, Director: An Easel Becomes a Stage", The New York Times (August 5 2005), pp. B25, B27, repr. p. B27

Jon Garelick, "Abstract Thoughts: The Transitional and Transcendent Art of Edgar Degas at the Sackler Museum", The Boston Phoenix (August 5 2005), p. 18, p. 18, repr.

"Degas at Harvard", Journal of the Print World (summer 2005), vol. 28, no. 3, p. 26, repr. p. 26

Exhibition History

Degas at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2005 - 11/27/2005

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted