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Horses Hand Embellished on canvas Edgar Degas

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Horses Hand Embellished on canvas Edgar Degas

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Horses After Edgar Degas. Hand embellished ink on canvas. The signature is in the plate. Custom framed. Approx 30x28 inches. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Condition
This is new in mint condition. Edgar Degas (1834-1917) spent almost all of his eighty-three years in the city of Paris. He was the eldest son of a prosperous banker and decided to abandon the study of law in 1855 to begin his training as an artist in the academic system. The only one out of five children to become a painter, he was something of a renegade in his family. He was a reclusive who spurned publicity of any kind, but nonetheless was known in public as a wit and a brilliant conversationalist. Within his lifetime, as today, Degas was most celebrated as the painter of one subject: the ballet. Above all the subjects that he treated, whether the early history paintings, the scenes of life in the modern city-race courses and cafes, shopgirls, and laundresses-or the portraits of family and friends that he continued to paint throughout his life, it is the dancer that is now associated with the name of Degas in the popular imagination.The sustained series of dancers and bathers produced in the later years have the quality of a private language, obsessional and irresoluble. Quite different from earlier treatments of the same themes, they lack narrative and spatial definition, any sense of audience and immediate charm. The lonely figures are rendered in colors that are frequently shrill and coarse, while the surface is attacked, scraped and reworked, often with the artists fingers and thumbs. Many of Degas key works are in charcoal on tracing paper or in pastel that is richly textured and layered.
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Horses Hand Embellished on canvas Edgar Degas

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5015: Horses Hand Embellished on canvas Edgar Degas

Sold for $475
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Est. $2,300 - $3,000Starting Price $100
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Lot 5015 Details

Description
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Horses After Edgar Degas. Hand embellished ink on canvas. The signature is in the plate. Custom framed. Approx 30x28 inches. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Condition
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This is new in mint condition. Edgar Degas (1834-1917) spent almost all of his eighty-three years in the city of Paris. He was the eldest son of a prosperous banker and decided to abandon the study of law in 1855 to begin his training as an artist in the academic system. The only one out of five children to become a painter, he was something of a renegade in his family. He was a reclusive who spurned publicity of any kind, but nonetheless was known in public as a wit and a brilliant conversationalist. Within his lifetime, as today, Degas was most celebrated as the painter of one subject: the ballet. Above all the subjects that he treated, whether the early history paintings, the scenes of life in the modern city-race courses and cafes, shopgirls, and laundresses-or the portraits of family and friends that he continued to paint throughout his life, it is the dancer that is now associated with the name of Degas in the popular imagination.The sustained series of dancers and bathers produced in the later years have the quality of a private language, obsessional and irresoluble. Quite different from earlier treatments of the same themes, they lack narrative and spatial definition, any sense of audience and immediate charm. The lonely figures are rendered in colors that are frequently shrill and coarse, while the surface is attacked, scraped and reworked, often with the artists fingers and thumbs. Many of Degas key works are in charcoal on tracing paper or in pastel that is richly textured and layered.

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