Prints and Drawings
Artist: Giuseppe de Nittis, Italian, 1846–1884
Artist, formerly attributed to: Marcellin Desboutin, French, 1823–1902

Portrait of Edgar Degas

1875

Drypoint

image: 8.5 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.); sheet: 24 x 20 cm (9 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.67
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Atelier Degas (Rene de Gas, Odette de Gas and Roland Naepveu, Arlette Nepveu-Degas), Paris, by descendence to the actual owners; Degas Atelier, Christie's, Paris, May 24, 2006; William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Arthur Ross Foundation Collection, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Clément-Janin Noël, La Curieuse vie de Marcellin Desboutin: Peintre, Graveur, Poète (Paris: Librairie Floury, 1922).

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