Squall in the Mountains

Squall in the Mountains
Artist:
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Date:
1890
Medium:
Monotype in oil colors on cream-color wove paper 
Dimensions:
sheet: 11-13/16 x 15-11/16 in. (30.0 x 39.84 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Museum Purchase, B. Gerald Cantor Fund 
Accession Number:
P.1965.009.1 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

In October 1890, Degas traveled with his friend the sculptor Albert Bartholomé to visit their mutual friend, the artist Pierre-Georges Jeanniot, at his estate in Burgundy. Jeanniot had a printing press and artist's tools, which Degas borrowed to work on a series of landscape monotypes. According to Jeanniot, it was there that Degas made his first monotypes � not in black printer's ink, but in oil paints in a range of colors. He continued with this technique after his return to Paris. The style that evolved relied almost entirely on color as both an organizing and refining agent, and ignored line altogether.

Provenance:

René de Gas.
Maurice Exsteens, Paris.
[Galerie Hector Brame, to];
[Cesar de Hauke, Paris, 1958].
Valentine Abdy, Paris.
[L'Oeil Galerie d’art, Paris].
[E.V. Thaw & Co., New York, 1964].
[Paul Kantor Gallery, Beverly Hills, stock no. K17993; sold 1965 to];
Pasadena Art Museum;
Norton Simon Museum.

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