Edgar Degas

Before the Race



Edgar Degas - Before the Race



Edgar Degas
Before the Race
1871-72
26.5 x 35 cm
Oil on wood
Signed lower right: Degas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Widener Collection


Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
L 317

Collection catalogues
Diane Kelder, French impressionists, from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., New York, 1980, pp. 68-69
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 699


Exhibitions

1998 Degas at the Races, Nr. 50

Provenance

Purchased from the artist in April 1872 by Durand-Ruel, Paris
sold 7 May 1873 to Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830-1914), Paris
sold 28 February 1881 to Durand-Ruel, Paris
Jules F├ęder, Paris
Erwin Davis, New York
his sale, New York, 19 March 1889, nr. 62, as Before the Races
with Cottier and Co., London and New York
sold 1894 to Peter A.B. Widener (died 1915), Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Inheritance from the Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park
gift 1942 to NGA


Other works by Edgar Degas


Edgar Degas Racehorses
Racehorses
1884

Edgar Degas Lorenzo Pagans and Auguste De Gas
Lorenzo Pagans and Auguste De Gas
c. 1871-72

Edgar Degas Portraits, at the Stock Exchange
Portraits, at the Stock Exchange
c. 1878-79

Edgar Degas Interior with Two Figures
Interior with Two Figures
c. 1869

Edgar Degas The Collector of Prints
The Collector of Prints
1866