Café-Concert Singer

Café-Concert Singer
Artist:
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Date:
c. 1877
Medium:
Pastel over monotype on paper 
Dimensions:
overall: 6-3/8 x 4-5/8 in. (16.2 x 11.7 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.1978.21.P 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Not on View
Description

A combination of tavern and concert hall, the Café-Concert was a popular form of Parisian entertainment in the 1870s. The subject has been identified as Mlle. Dumay, a featured singer in the varied program of singers and comics.

Provenance:

Bernstein, sold 22 October 1917 to;
[Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock no. 11096, sold 6 December 1917 to];
[Durand-Ruel, New York, stock no. 4135, sold 4 February 1928 to];
Gerald Brooks, New York.
Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer, New York, by descent in 1974 to;
Private Collection, Massachusetts, sold 1977 to;
[Wildenstein, New York, to];
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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