Dance Examination (Examen de Danse)

Dance Examination (Examen de Danse)

1880
Artist
Edgar Hilaire Degas, French, 1834-1917
Born: Paris, France
drawing
Pastel on paper
Anonymous Gift
1941.6

Edgar Degas, Dance Examination (Examen de Danse), 1880. Pastel on paper;
24 1/2 × 18 in. (62.2 × 45.7 cm). Anonymous Gift, 1941.6

Dimensions
sight height: 24 1/2 in, 62.2300 cm; sight width: 18 5/16 in, 46.5138 cm; frame height: 32 1/4 in, 81.9150 cm; frame width: 26 1/4 in, 66.6750 cm; frame depth: 2 in, 5.0800 cm
Inscription
[lower right] Degas
Department
European and American Art Before 1900
Collection
European Painting and Sculpture before 1900
Known Provenance
Ernest May, Paris; Ernest May sale, Galerie Georges Petit, 4 June 1890, n. 76. Bernheim-Jeune, Paris until 1898; purchased 26 Mar. 1898 from Bernheim-Jeune, Paris by Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock 4589); purchased 22 Dec. 1898 from Durand-Ruel, Paris by Durand-Ruel, New York (stock 2090); purchased 31 Dec. 1898 from Durand-Ruel, New York by Henry [d. 1907] and Louisine [d. early 1929] Havemeyer; collection of Horace Havemeyer [son of Henry and Louisine], by 1931; gifted 1941 anonymously to the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "Degas and the Little Dancer"—Joslyn Art Museum, 02/07/1998 - 05/03/1998
  • "Edgar Degas: The Painter of Dancers"—The Detroit Institute of Arts, 10/20/2002 - 01/12/2003
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, 02/16/2003 - 05/11/2003
  • "Degas and the Italians in Paris"—Ferrara Arte S.p.A, 09/14/2003 - 11/16/2003
  • Scottish National Gallery, 12/12/2003 - 02/29/2004
  • “Delacroix’s Influence: The Rise of Modern Art from Cézanne to van Gogh” —The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 10/18/2015 - 01/10/2016
  • "Degas: A Passion for Perfection"—Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 10/03/2017 - 01/04/2018
  • Denver Art Museum, 02/11/2018 - 05/20/2018