Femme Nue, De Dos, Se Coiffant (Femme Se Peignant)
Artwork: Femme Nue, De Dos, Se Coiffant (Femme Se Peignant)
Size: 70.8 x 59 cm
Medium: Pastel on paper laid down on board
Creation year: 1888
Marks: Signed 'Degas' (upper right)
Category: Drawings
Artwork details : Executed circa 1886-88
Provenance: Goupil & Co., Paris (possibly acquired from the artist); Ernest Chausson, ParisMme. Ernest Chausson, Paris (by descent from the above and sold: Hotel Drouot, Paris, June 5, 1936, lot 7); Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris & New York (acquired at the above sale); Mrs. Herbert C. Morris, Bryn Mawr (acquired from the above on March 13, 1945, and until at least 1965); Sale: Christie's New York, October 31, 1978, lot 10; Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Degas, 1924, no. 160, illustrated in the catalogue; Paris, Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Grands maitres du XIXe siecle, 1931, no. 30 Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, L'Impressionisme, 1935, no. 15; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Degas, 1936, no. 45, illustrated in the catalogue; New York, Durand-Ruel Gallery, Pastels by Degas, 1943, no. 4; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1964-65 (on loan); New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais & Ottawa, Musee des beaux-arts du Canada, Degas, 1988-89, no. 284, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Sotheby's London

Date: 2017-03-01
Lot Number: 24
Low Estimate: $7465020 [-21%]
High Estimate: $9953360 [-41%]
Hammer Price: $5847599
Sold For: $6776060

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2015-11-04
Lot Number: 21
Low Estimate: $15000000
High Estimate: $20000000
Hammer Price: Not Sold