Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917)(after)
NAME: Deux Hommes En Pied
ENGLISH NAME: Two Men on Foot
MEDIUM: Color lithograph
SIGNATURE: Signed in the plate
This album, the eighth in a series devoted to the collection of Mr. Pierre Lévy, has a print run of 1000 on Arches vellum. Completed to print on November 23, 1973 by Mourlot for the reproductions of the paintings of the REALISTES LYRIQUES and by Fequet and Baudier for La typographie.
Fernand Mourlot, Paris, 1973.
IMAGE is ACTUAL WORK
Please contact us to request further information or additional images.
Possible browning of arches paper due to age, but image is in excellent condition.
Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917) a French painter born in Paris. He started to paint early and by eighteen he turned his room into an artist’s studio making copies of art in the Louvre. In 1855 he obtain admission to the École des Beaux-Arts where he studied with Louis Lamothe. In 1856 he traveled to Italy where he stay for 3 years.
In 1865 he exhibited at the Salon for the first time, but attracted little attention. He began to change his are after meeting Édourad Manet. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1870. After the war, Degas traveled to New Orleans in the US to visit his brother. There he produced a number of works.
In 1873 he returned to Paris and his father died and due to family debts he was forced to sell his own house and a collection of inherited art. He was now forced to live off his work. He was not happy with the Salon so he joined forces with a group of artists that became known as the Impressionist and they had their first exhibit in 1874. He personally hated the name and by 1886 it was disbanded.
In 1880, he started to develop his passion for photography. He took a double portrait of Renoir and Mallarmê. As his life continued he became recluse. He is known for working with pastels as late as 1907 and making sculptures. He never married and spent the last years roaming the streets of Paris, nearly blind. He died in 1917.