Lot 4150: Edgar Degas engraving limited edition over 90 years ago

Lot 4150: Edgar Degas engraving limited edition over 90 years ago

Est: $3,000 - $3,500
Passed

Art Legacy

August 24, 2019 9:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, US

More About This Item


Item Overview

Description: Edgar Degas engraving limited edition over 90 years ago Approx 18x22 inches. Custom framed. Includes certificate of authentiicity.

Artist or Maker: Edgar Degas

Medium: Lithograph

Condition Report: 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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Auction Details

Aug 24 Saturday LIVE Fine Art Auction

By Art Legacy

August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM CST

Chicago, IL, US

Terms

Buyer's Premium

$1 - 2,500: 15.0%
$2,501 - 7,500: 10.0%
$7,501+: 5.0%
From:To:Increment:
$0$49$5
$50$199$10
$200$999$25
$1,000$9,999$50
$10,000+$500

Shipping Terms: We ship for you via Fed Ex or DHL usually. We ship within one week after payment is complete. Please contact us at 312-956-0901 or LoveYourBid@ArtLegacy.org to arrange payment.<br /> Shipping Terms: We will ship all over the world. Buyer pays shipping and we will calculate the shipping price at the end of the sale. If the buyer wins multiple lots, we will combine shipping. All of our boxes are packed in house by a professional packer using the best and safest materials for shipping artwork.<br /> Buyer's Premium: The winning bidder agrees to pay a 15% buyer's premium. (5% over $7500)<br /> Taxes: The winning bidder will pay all applicable taxes.<br /> Condition: All lots are sold as-is and as pictured. Bidders should contact us for more detailed condition reports.<br />