Degas The Laundresses Etching

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The Laundresses Original Etching
by Edgar Degas
The Laundresses Etching Framed and
Matted in Acid-Free Materials
The Laundresses Original Etching by Edgar Degas The Laundresses Original Etching by Edgar Degas Framed and Matted
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Original etching 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.

– Title: The Laundresses
– Artist: Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
– Plate etching date: 1879-80 (copper plates)
РThis 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)
– Frame size: 18-1/4 inches H x 17 inches W (46.3 cm x 43.2 cm)

Framed in an ornate, finished-corner gold leaf frame with acid-free, white matte and mounting materials. Completed with a UV-resistant acrylic cover.