Edgar Degas

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Edgar Degas
1834-1917
Portrait of M. and Mme Paul Valpinçon
1861
Pencil on paper.
13 9/16 x 10 1/6 inches (344 x 256 mm); frame: 21 5/8 x 18 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches
Bequest of John S. Thacher.
1985.37

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Signed, dated, and inscribed at lower left in pencil, "Edgar DeGas / Paris 1861". Originally signed at lower right, now erased. Inscribed by the artist on the verso in pencil, "un passe partout Epais filets 06(?) / papier gris - et un petit filets[sic] / noir apres les filets 06(?) / et ouverture Caret(?) / l'exterieur(?) à 40 - / sur(?) 50 -".
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Mme Jacques Fourchy (née Hortense Valpinçon); John S. Thacher, Washington, D.C.
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