Edgar Degas

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Edgar Degas
1834-1917
Self-Portrait in a Brown Vest
ca. 1856
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas.
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (240 x 190 mm)
Bequest of John S. Thacher.
1985.46

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Inscribed on a piece of paper attached to the back of frame in pen and brown ink, "Portrait de Degas par lui-même / Appartenant à Melle Fevre / 9bis Avenue des Fleurs / Nice Alpes lles France".
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The artist's atelier (Lugt 658); Mlle J. Fèvre, Nice; Paul Cassirer, Amsterdam; Paulette Godard Remarque; her sale, New York, Sotheby's, 7 November 1979, lot 512, repr.; E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York; John S. Thacher, Washington, D.C.
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Watermark: none visible through lining.

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