Artist: Edgar Degas (French, 1834 - 1917).
Title: "Trois filles assises de dos".
Medium: Original color gravure with pochoir, after the monotype.
Date: Composed 1877-1879. Printed 1948.
Dimensions: Overall size: 11 7/16 x 9 in. (291 x 229 mm).
Lot Note(s): Numbered in pencil, lower left; handstamps verso. Edition of 500. Cream wove watermarked Marais "vellum" paper. Wide margins. Fine impression with delicately applied pochoir. Very good condition, very crisp, paint residue center left and right margins, a pronounced platemark and the expected light tanning to the sheet. Provenance: Ex-collection Marty Gordon (the legendary print dealer), Martin Gordon, Inc., New York City, his handstamp verso. Comment(s): Degas created a considerable body of monotypes in the late 19th century. A number of them were reduced in size and recreated as original works in 1938 and again in 1948, of which our example is part. The verso bears the handstamp of Edgar Achille Gaston DeGas-Musson (1875-1953), the son of Estelle Angelina Musson DeGas and Jean Baptiste Rene DeGas (the brother of Edgar Degas). [29332-2-400]