Edgar Degas, auto-portrait
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Edgar Degas
First digital critical catalogue
by Michel Schulman

Photo de Before the Start

Before the Start

1872-1873
Huile sur toile
26,5 x 34 cm - 10 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.
Signé en haut à droite : Degas
Washington, National Gallery of Art, Etats-Unis - Inv. 1942.9.18
Dernière mise à jour : 2019-05-04 10:19:42
Référence : MS-62

History

Durand-Ruel & Cie, Paris, 1872 (Stock n° 1332) – Jean-Baptiste Faure, Paris, 7 mai 1873 – Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1881 – Jules Féder, Paris – Edwin Davis, New York – Vente Davis, New York, 19 mars 1889, n° 62 [Cottier & Co., Londres] – Joseph E. Widener, Philadelphie, 1894 – Washington, National Gallery, 1942.

Exhibitions

Londres, Durand-Ruel & Cie, 1873, n° 33 – New York, Knoedler & Co., 1915, n° 23 – Washington, National Gallery, 1982-1983, n° 48, p. 144-145 (repr.) – Washington, National Gallery, 1998,  cat. 50, repr. p. 96 - Minneapolis, Institute of Arts, 2001, n° 25 (repr.).

Bibliography

Durand-Ruel & Cie, 1873, Paris, pl. XLV – Roberts, Catalogue of Paintings Forming the Private Collection of P. A. B. Widener. Part I. Modern Paintings, 1885-1890, Philadelphie, 1915, p. 37 (repr.) – Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener, Pennsylvanie, 1923, (repr.) (Introduction par Wilhelm R. Valentiner) - Lemoisne, 1946-1949, II, n° 317, repr. p. 163 – Cairns, Walker, Treasures from the National Gallery, Washington, 1962, p. 156 (repr.) - Walker, National Gallery of Art,1963, p. 325 (repr.) - Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture, National Gallery, Washington,  1965, p. 38 - Cairns, Walker, A Peagent of Painting from the National Gallery, Washington, 1966, II, p. 246 (repr.) - European Paintings and Sculpture. Illustrations,  National Gallery, Washington, 1968, p. 32 (repr.) - European Paintings : An Illustrated Summary Catalogue, National Gallery, Washington,1975, p. 96 (repr.) - Walker, National Gallery, Washington, 1984, p. 474, n° 699 (repr.) - European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery, Washington, 1985, p. 118 (repr.) - Lipton, 1986, p. 20, 32, 62, repr. p. 21, 63 – Pantazzi, Cat. exp. Paris, Ottawa, New York, 1988-1989, fig. 87, repr. p. 160 – Distel, 1989, p. 89 – Loyrette, 1991, p. 751, n. 437 – Kendall, Cat. exp. Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1993, p. 112 (repr.) - Kelder, 1997, n° 268 (repr) - Cat. exp. Degas at the Races, National Gallery, Washington, 1998, n° 50 - Gravé par Laguillermie in Recueil d’estampes gravées à l’eau-forte pour Durand-Ruel & Cie, 1873. Tirage de A. Salmon.