About This Artwork

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

Dancer at the Bar (on Point), c. 1885

Charcoal with pastel and estompe on tan laid paper
320 x 244 mm

Gift of Robert Allerton, 1923.292

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "A Centruy of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture," June 1-November 1, 1933, p. 90, cat. 861.

Birmingham, Ala., Birmingham Museum of Art, "Exhibition of French Drawings (Le Fin du Siècle)," October 5–November 1, 1952, no cat.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Degas in The Art Institute of Chicago," July 19-September 23, 1984, pp. 145-147, cat. 70 (ill.), cat. by Richard R. Brettell and Suzanne Folds McCullagh.

Publication History

J.B. Manson, The Life and Work of Edgar Degas (London, 1927).

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century 2 (Chicago, 1979), p. 42, no. 2F10.

Ownership History

Estate of the artist [stamp, Lugt 658, lower left in red; stamp, Lugt 657, verso, lower right, in red]; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, April 7-9, 1919, Third Degas estate sale, lot 125a. Robert Allerton (1873-1964), Chicago; given to the Art Institute, 1923.

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