About This Artwork

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
after Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452-1519)

Adoration of the Shepherds, 1860

Graphite on buff wove paper
265 x 216 mm (max.)
Inscribed recto, upper right, in graphite: "Florence 1860/Leonarde de Vinci"

Worcester Sketch Fund, 1969.374

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Degas in The Art Institute of Chicago," July 19-September 23, 1984, p. 36, cat. 10 (ill.), cat. by Richard R. Brettell and Suzanne Folds McCullagh.

Publication History

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century 2 (Chicago, 1979), p. 36, no. 2E3.

Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura M. Giles, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1997), no. 517 (ill.).

Ownership History

Estate of the artist [Lugt 657]; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, July 2-4, 1919, Degas estate sale, lot 85c. Sold by Richard Zinser, New York, to the Art Institute, 1969.

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