The private collection of Edgar Degas / Ann Dumas, Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Gary Tinterow; with contributions by Françoise Cachin, Caroline Durand-Ruel Godfroy, Richard Kendall, Mari Kálmán Meller and Juliet Wilson-Bareau, Rebecca A. Rabinow, Theodore Reff, and Barbara Stern Shapiro
- New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997.
New York : Distributed by H.N. Abrams
- Physical Description:
- xii, 356 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 31 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Dumas, Ann, Ives, Colta Feller, Stein, Susan Alyson, Tinterow, Gary, Cachin, Françoise, Durand-Ruel Godfroy, Caroline, Kendall, Richard, Meller, Mari Kálmán, Wilson-Bareau, Juliet, Rabinow, Rebecca A., Reff, Theodore, Shapiro, Barbara Stern, and Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Artist-Collector -- Degas and His Collection / Ann Dumas -- Degas's Devices / Gary Tinterow -- Degas and the Collecting Milieu / Ann Dumas -- Artist to Artist -- "Three Great Draftsmen": Ingres, Delacroix, and Daumier / Theodore Reff -- Manet and Degas: A Never-Ending Dialogue / Mari Kalman Meller and Juliet Wilson-Bareau -- Degas and Cezanne: Savagery and Refinement / Richard Kendall -- Degas and Gauguin / Francoise Cachin -- A Printmaking Encounter / Barbara Stern Shapiro -- Degas, Japanese Prints, and Japonisme / Colta Ives -- The Dispersal -- Behind the Scenes: Durand-Ruel and the Degas Sales / Caroline Durand-Ruel Godfroy -- The Metropolitan Museum's Purchases from the Degas Sales: New Acquisitions and Lost Opportunities / Susan Alyson Stein -- "The Most Talked-about Sale of the Season": Critical Reaction to the Degas Collection Sales / Rebecca A. Rabinow -- The Degas Collection Sales and the Press: Selected Reviews and Articles / Rebecca A. Rabinow.
- "When Edgar Degas died in 1917, his enormous art collection, consisting of several thousand paintings, drawings, and prints, came to light. This remarkable assemblage included great numbers of works by the French nineteenth-century masters whom Degas revered - Delacroix, Ingres, and Daumier - and at the same time demonstrated Degas's profound interest in the art of certain of his contemporaries, particularly Manet, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Mary Cassatt. Dispersed when it was sold at auction in 1918 during the bombardment of Paris, the collection is now the subject of both an illuminating exhibition and this accompanying catalogue." "In a series of essays, some previously published and some written for this book, major scholars discuss, from various perspectives, Degas's collection and its relation to his own art."--BOOK JACKET.
This volume investigates Degas' dual role as both artist and collector. Featuring works by well-known artists like Delacroix, Ingres, Daumier, Manet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cassatt, and others, this publication is the definitive text outlining Degas' long career collecting important pieces by his predecessors as well as his contemporaries. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
- Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998.
Exhibition title: Private collection of Edgar Degas.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Reproduction Note:
- Also available as electronic reproduction. Plymouth Meeting, Pa. : codeMantra ; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012.
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