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Edgar DEGAS

Edgar DEGAS

1834–1917, France

Name: Edgar, Hilaire Germain De Gas DEGAS
Birth: 1834, 19/7, France
Died: 1917, 27/9, France

Edgar Degas biography:

Edgar Degas first studied law, but soon abandoned his studies to pursue a career as an artist. From 1853 onwards he took lessons from Louis Lamothe, one of Ingres’ students. He briefly attended the École des Beaux-Art, but then decided to continue his artistic training on his own. He copied ancient reliefs and the old masters in the museums of Paris. In 1856 Degas took a study trip to Italy. Upon his return to Paris three years later, he worked primarily as a portrait painter and created several history paintings before consecrate to contemporary Parisian life as his preferred subject matter. Degas rejected plein air painting, instead he worked in his studio with models or from drawings. His models were mainly women, often from lower social classes. In addition, he also depicted social scenes on the racecourse, at the museum or the theater. But Degas’ most popular theme were the ballet dancers. His oeuvre is defined by drawings and pastels, but he also created sculptures and developed an interest in photography in the 1890s. Thanks to the support of his gallerist Paul Durand-Ruel, his works found appreciation amongst collectors early on. The most important collections of works by Edgar Degas are nowadays held in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Source: http://auctionata.com/

Danseuse Mettant Son Bas (première étude). by Edgar DEGAS

Danseuse Mettant Son Bas (première étude). (1896-1911)

Price SEK 2,450,000 (€250,023)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated SEK 2,000,000–3,000,000
Horse Studies by Edgar DEGAS

Horse Studies

Price EUR 15,000
Estimated EUR 11,000–22,000
Femme Nue Assise by Edgar DEGAS

Femme Nue Assise

Price EUR 0
Not sold
Estimated EUR 120,000–150,000
Cavalier Et Amazone by Edgar DEGAS

Cavalier Et Amazone (Executed ca. 1881-1885)

Price SEK 1,220,000 (€142,008)
Estimated SEK 1,200,000–1,500,000
Marée Montante by Edgar DEGAS

Marée Montante (Executed ca. 1869)

Price GBP 55,250 (€63,840)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 50,000–70,000
Danseuse by Edgar DEGAS

Danseuse (Executed in 1880's)

Price GBP 51,650 (€64,008)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 40,000–60,000
Danseuses by Edgar DEGAS

Danseuses (Executed ca. 1893-98)

Price USD 2,546,500 (€2,222,970)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 1,500,000–2,500,000
Grande Arabesque, Deuxième Temps by Edgar DEGAS

Grande Arabesque, Deuxième Temps

Price USD 1,022,500 (€772,485)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 500,000–700,000
Danseuse Rajustant Ses épaulettes by Edgar DEGAS

Danseuse Rajustant Ses épaulettes (Executed ca. 1896-99)

Price GBP 2,281,250 (€2,750,950)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 3,000,000–4,000,000
Femme Se Coiffant by Edgar DEGAS

Femme Se Coiffant (Executed ca. 1894)

Price GBP 421,250 (€507,983)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 350,000–450,000
Danseuse Mettant Son Chausson by Edgar DEGAS

Danseuse Mettant Son Chausson

Price SEK 4,000 (€436)
Estimated SEK 5,000

Danseuse, Position De Quatrième Devant Sur La Jambe Gauche, Troisième étude (Conceived ca 1882-1885)

Price GBP 433,250 (€496,851)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 400,000–600,000