Portrait of a Man
Essence (oil paint thinned with turpentine) and gouache on brown paper.
9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches (246 x 184 mm)
Bequest of John S. Thacher.
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Stamped in red ink at lower left corner, "Degas"; inscribed on verso, in blue pencil at lower left, "664"; also on verso, stamped in red ink at lower left corner, "ATELIER ER DEGAS".
The artist's atelier (Lugt 658); his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 7-9 April 1919, lot 155, repr.; Buhler, Paris; John S. Thacher, Washington, D.C.