About This Artwork

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

A Dancer, c. 1895

Charcoal on dark orange card
495 x 320 mm
Not signed

Bequest of Janis H. Palmer, 1985.457

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Arts Club of Chicago, "Loan Exhibition of Modern Paintings and Drawings from Private Collections in Chicago," November 4-25, 1938, cat. 26.

Sarasota, Fla., Ringling Museum of Art, "Palmer Family Collections," February 23-March 24, 1963, cat. 9.

Ownership History

Estate of the artist; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, April 9, 1919, Degas estate sale. Mrs. Potter Palmer II (née Pauline Kohlsaat; 1867-1956), Chicago, by 1938 [Chicago 1938]; by descent to her son, Gordon Palmer (1914-1964), Sarasota, Fla.; by descent to his wife, Janis H. Palmer (1917- 1985), Sarasota, Fla.; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1985.

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