The Laundresses

The Laundresses
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
c. 1879-1880
Etching and aquatint on wove paper 
plate: 4-5/8 x 6-1/4 in. (11.7 x 15.9 cm); sheet: 8 x 9-5/16 in. (20.3 x 23.7 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Not on View

4th and final state


Degas (sale, Paris, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, 21 November 1918, lot 95); Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin (his collection mark on the reverse), by descent to his daughter; Margarethe Scharf, Berlin, by descent to; Dieter Scharf, Hamburg, by 1961 (sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 9 November 1978, lot 78), to; Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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