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Title(s):

Arabesque over the Right Leg, Left Arm in Front Arabesque ouverte sur la jambe droite, le bras gauche en avant

Maker(s) &
Production:

Degas, Edgar, sculptor, model, French artist, 1834-1917, Paris, Colmar

Hébrard, Adrien-A., foundry, bronze, bronze founder, 1865-1937, Paris, Colmar

Palazzolo, Albino, caster, probably, Paris, Colmar

Production
Note:

weight 930 gr.

Category:

sculpture

Name:

figure

Date:

circa 1919 1937
Bronze no. 14. Rewald XXXVII

Period:

1st half 20th century

Description:

Bronze. The nude dancer stands in arabesque ouverte sur la jambe droite, le bras gauche en avant. Her supporting foot is within a raised circle in the middle of a square base bearing the artist's signature and caster's mark and number.

Technique:

casting (process); whole

Material:

bronze; whole

Technique
Description:

bronze, cast

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 20.6, cm
length, whole, 25.5, cm
diameter, whole, 10.3, cm
weight, whole, 930.0, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1982-10-11; Pleister, E.M. Julia, Miss

Provenance:

Collection of John McDonnell; purchased by the donor from Roland, Browse & Delbanco, 19 Cork St., London, W.1 in 1949.

Acquisition Credit:

Zoe Hadwin Bequest

Inscription(s):

signature; Degas
number; 14/T; Hébrard's number, twentieth cast
foundry mark; CIRE/PERDUE/A.A.HÉBRARD; framed within a square

Documentation:

Rewald, John. 1944. Degas, Works in Sculpture. A Complete Catalogue.London: Kegan, Paul & Co.p. p. 24
Publ. Illustrated, XXXVII, ill. pl. 92

Pingeot, Anne. 1991. Degas Sculptures.Colmar, Paris: p. p. 153
Cf. Another example and full bibliography, no. 1, in the Musée d'Orsai, Paris

Christie's. 1995. Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Watercolours and Sculpture (Part II), 27th June 1995.London?: p. p. 142
Cf. Another, numbered 14/F, p. 142, lot 236. (Estimate £35,000-45,000)

Sotheby's. 1995. Impressionist and Modern Art Part II, 28th November 1995.London?: p. p. 21
Cf. p. 21, lot 172 (Estimate £35,000-45,000)

Sotheby's. 2000. Impressionist & Modern Art, 11th May 2000.New York: p. p. 55
Cf. Another, number 14/B, from the estate of Barbara Sutro Ziegler, sold, p. 55, lot 115. (Estimate $60,000-80,000). H. 21 cm

Sotheby's. 2000. Impressionist & Modern Art, 10th November 2000.New York: p. p. 23
Cf. Another, numbered 14/Q, p. 23, lot 115. Previously sold Sotheby's, London, 4th December 1951, lot 1. (Estimate Dollars $80,000-100,000)

Sotheby's. 2003. Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale.London: Sotheby'sp. 66
Cf. p. 66, lot 340, inscribed 'Degas' and numbered 14/1, height 20.8 cm. Estimate £40-60,000.

Czestochowski, Joseph S.. Pingeot, Anne. 2002. Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes.Memphis, USA: Torch Press and International Artsp. 148-9
Cf. Bronze no. 14/S. The other known examples are listed with The Fitzwilliam's as T.

Campbell, Sara. A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes.London:
Source Title: Apollo CXLII () : pp. 11-48
p. p. 11-48
Publ. Mentioned, on p. 18, under Bronze No. 14 (Fig. 14), Arabesque over the right leg, left arm in front, T

Related Object:

M.6-1990; Arabesque over the Right Leg, Left Arm in Front

Accession:

Object Number: M.36-1982
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 13741; input: 2000-10-04; modified: 2012-05-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/13741





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