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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.264
People
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
Title
Sketches of Dancers
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1876-1877
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink with touches of blue watercolor on off-white laid paper
Dimensions
20.1 x 25.1 cm (7 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: A. Pirie & Son / 1876
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: croquis d'Ingres[?] [partially erased]
Provenance
Garbis Kalebjian; Paul J. Sachs, 1927, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.264
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Henri Rivière, ed., Les Dessins de Degas, Demotte (Paris, France, 1922 - 1923), pl. 25

Exhibition of French Painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1929), no. 23

Robert Allerton Parker, "Notes on Drawings at the Fogg Museum", The International Studio (January 1930), vol. 95, no. 392, pp. 36-40, p. 39, repr. p. 40

Degas, 1834-1917, exh. cat., Pennsylvania Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1936), no. 79, repr.

Winslow Ames, Drawings: Fourth Anniversary Exhibition, exh. cat., Lyman Allyn Museum (New London, CT, 1936), cat. no. 157

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 664, fig. 340

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 17

Monroe Wheeler, ed., Modern Drawings, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, NY, 1944), p. 90

A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, exh. cat., Speed Memorial Museum (Louisville, KY, 1947), cat. no. 24

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Letters, ed. Marcel Guérin, Bruno Cassirer (Oxford, England, 1948?), ill. 13 (left half of drawing only)

Lillian Browse, Degas Dancers, The Studio Publications Incorporated (New York, NY, 1949), repr. (detail) on title page

Agnes Mongan, French Drawings of Five Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, 1951), cat. no. 34, n.p.

Pierre Cabanne, Edgar Degas, Editions Pierre Tisné (Paris, France, 1958), repr. pp. 42, 43 (details)

Degas' drawings, Dover Publications Inc. (New York, NY, 1973), pl. 53

Linda D. Muehlig, Degas and the dance, exh. cat., Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton, MA, 1979), no. 11, repr.

Richard Kendall, Degas and the Little Dancer, exh. cat., Yale University Press/Joslyn Art Museum (New Haven, CT & London, England & Omaha, NE, 1998), no. 1, repr. in color

Marjorie B. Cohn and Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas at Harvard, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge MA / New Haven CT, 2005), cat. no. 49, fig. 70

Richard Kendall, Daphne Barbour, and Shelley Sturman, Degas in the Norton Simon Museum: Nineteenth-Century Art, ed. Sara Campbell, Yale University Press (New Haven, 2009), p. 156, repr. in b/w p. 157 as fig. 16c

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 148-149, 284, repr. p. 149 as fig. 3

Exhibition History

French Painting of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/06/1929 - 04/06/1929

Drawings by Degas, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 01/01/1932 - 12/31/1932

Fourth Anniversary Exhibition; Drawings, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, 03/02/1936 - 04/15/1936

Degas, 1834-1917, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 11/01/1936 - 11/30/1936

The Ballet in Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 01/01/1938 - 01/31/1938

Great Modern French Drawings, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Museum, Brooklyn, 01/01/1939 - 03/12/1939

Unidentified Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, 1941, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, 02/01/1941 - 02/28/1941

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

Master Drawings, Fogg Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, 06/01/1943 - 08/31/1943

Untitled exhibition of French drawings, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 10/08/1943 - 11/21/1943

Modern Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 02/15/1944 - 04/16/1944

Drawings by Degas, Farnsworth Art Museum (now Davis Museum and Cultural Center), Wellesley, 02/16/1946 - 03/10/1946

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 03/02/1947 - 03/30/1947

A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, KY, 03/02/1947 - 03/30/1947

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

French Drawings of Five Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/15/1951 - 09/30/1951

French Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 03/28/1952 - 04/28/1952

Degas and the Dance, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 04/05/1979 - 05/27/1979

Degas and the Little Dancer, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 02/07/1998 - 05/03/1998; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 10/04/1998 - 01/03/1999

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

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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