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|Dancers in the Wings Original Degas Etching||Framed and Matted in Acid-Free Materials|
Original etching and aquatint by Edgar Degas, printed in black ink on thick wove creme paper. Titled Dancers in the Wings, Degas’ work captures dancers in the wings of the theater standing among the scenery, waiting to make their entrance.
The original copper plate was executed about 1877. This is a fine impression of Reed and Shapiro’s eighth 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, 47. Adhemar and Cachin, Degas: The Complete Etchings, Lithographs and Monotypes, 28.
– Title: Dancers in the Wings
– Artist: Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
– Plate etching Date: 1877 (copper plate)
– This edition: ~150 printed in 1919 from 4th state after cancellation by Ambroise Vollard, Paris
– Image size: 5-1/2 inches H x 4 W inches (14.0 cm x 10.3 cm)
– Sheet size: 13-5/8 inches H x 10-3/4 W inches (34.5 cm x 27.5 cm)
– Frame size: 23-1/2 inches H x 19-1/2 inches W (59.7 cm x 49.5 cm)
Framed in an ornate, finished-corner gold frame with a weathered look. Matted with acid-free double-matting. Completed with a UV-resistant acrylic cover.