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Portrait of a Man

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Inscription

Stamped, lower left: degas

Provenance

1917, with the artist at his death; July 2, 1919, sold at 4th Degas estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 7, to Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 11540) [See note 1]; 1920, transferred from Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 4504) [See note 2]; November 10, 1924, sold by Durand-Ruel to John Taylor Spaulding (b. 1870 - d. 1948), Boston, MA [See note 3]; 1948, bequest of Spaulding to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948) NOTES: [1] Catalogue des tableaux, pastels et dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier, dont la 4. et dernière vente aux enchères publiques, après décès de l'artiste, aura lieu à Paris, Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, 1919), p. 15, lot 7, illus. [2] For the fact of the transfer see the letter from Galerie Durand-Ruel to the MFA in the curatorial file. [3] The Collections of John Taylor Spaulding, 1870-1948 with Japanese prints and sword-mounts from the William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection (Boston, 1948), p. 10, cat. no. 16.

Credit Line

Bequest of John T. Spaulding

Dimensions

55.2 x 45.4 cm (21 3/4 x 17 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.532

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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