|The Laundresses by Edgar Degas
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The Laundresses - Original
Etching by Edgar Degas
and aquatint by Edgar Degas, printed in black ink on thick wove creme paper. Titled The Laundresses, Degas' work
explores space and uses experimental techniques, including a wire brush to create its texture. This work is classic Degas,
as it captures women in motion from an unusual perspective.
The original copper plate was executed in
1879-80. This is
a fine impression of Reed and Shapiro's fourth state after cancellation of the plate. It was printed as part
of Ambroise Vollard's 1919 edition of ~150 impressions from Degas' cancelled plates. Catalog raisonne reference:
Reed and Shapiro, Edgar Degas: The Painter as Printmaker, 48. Adhemar and Cachin, Degas: The
Complete Etchings, Lithographs and Monotypes, 32.
- Artist: Edgar Degas
- Title: The Laundresses
- Plate Etching Date: 1879-80 (copper plates)
- This Edition: ~150 printed in 1919 from 4th state
after cancellation by
Ambroise Vollard, Paris - Image Size: 4-5/8
inches H x 6-1/4 W inches (11.8 cm x 16.0 cm)
- Sheet Size: 7-1/2 inches H x 9-1/2 W inches (19.2 cm x 24.1 cm)- Framed size: 18-1/4 inches H x 17 inches W (46.3 cm x 43.2
Framed in an ornate, finished-corner gold leaf
frame with acid-free, white matte and mounting materials. Completed with a UV-resistant acrylic cover.
Price is $1,995.00 USD. J D Smith Fine Art will provide a Certificate of Authenticity for the piece. Free shipping on this piece
to North America. Please contact us for shipping to Europe. Insurance included in shipping.
A gorgeous piece.
|Impressive Elegant Impressionist Era Etching
|8-Ply White Acid-Free Matting
|Finished Corner Gold Leaf Frame
|All Acid-Free Matting and Mounting