Artwork: Danseuses
Size: 65.4 x 77.8 cm
Medium: Pastel and charcoal on joined paper laid down on board
Creation year: 1895
Marks: Signed 'degas' (lower left)
Category: Drawings
Artwork details : Executed circa 1895-1900
Provenance: Ambroise Vollard, Paris Lucien Henraux, Paris (until 1926); Heirs of the above (sold: Hotel Drouot, Paris, February 16, 1942, lot 1); Private Collection, New York M. Knoedler & Co., New York Reader's Digest; Pleasantville (acquired in 1964 and sold: Sotheby's, New York; The Reader's Digest Collection, November 16, 1998, lot 16); Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Exhibition history: Tokyo, Palaceside Building, Forty Paintings from The Reader's Digest Collection; 1966, no. 12 New York, Wildenstein & Co.; Selections from The Reader's Digest Collection, 1985-86; pp. 24-25 Auckland City Art Gallery; Reader's Digest Collection: Manet to Picasso, 1989, pp. 30-31 London, National Gallery & The Art Institute of Chicago, Degas: Beyond Impressionism, 1996-97, no. 23 New York, American Federation of Arts, Edgar Degas: The Painter of Dancers, 2002-03 Detroit Institute of Arts & Philadelphia Museum of Art, Degas and the Dance, 2003

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2015-11-04
Lot Number: 76
Low Estimate: $3000000 [+73%]
High Estimate: $4000000 [+30%]
Hammer Price: $5200000
Sold For: $6074000