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Edgar DEGAS - The departure of the client - original etching, 1935

Edgar Degas
The departure of the client
Original etching and aquatint after a monotype
On Rives Vellum 25 x 32 cm

INFORMATION: Around 1880, Degas began a series of monotypes inspired by Parisian brothels. These works remained in his personal collection and were bought in the early 20s by Ambroise Vollard (the famous dealer Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir or Georges Rouault). He entrusts them to Maurice Potin who puts them on copper and makes the print run. Vollard eventually published them around 1935 in two portfolios drawn to about 350 copies.
The proposed engraving comes from the archives of the engraver Maurice Potin.

Excellent condition
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Georges Rouault : French Painter and engraver born in Paris in 1871. At 20 years old he enters the School of Fine-Arts with Henri Matisse in Gustave Moreau's workshop. He quickly imposed his own style based on the use of vivid colors and material. In 1898, Gustave Moreau's death affects him deeply and he entirely focuses on modern art. The artist gets close to religion a few years later, an orientation felt through his painting. Yet out from the contemporary movements, he is founding member of The Salon d’Automne in 1903. Between 1920 and 1930 he met the galerist Ambroise Vollard encouraging him to enlarge his artistic activity (engraving) and for whom he creates 800 paintigs. The end of the 1930's is marked by a brightening of his palette, the creation of portraits with serener expressions and the introduction of biblical landscapes. Rouault died in 1958.
Edgar Degas : (1834-1917) is a french painter, and one of the major figures of impressionism. He received an artistic education between classicism and romanticism, studying the great masters at The Louvre (Mantegna, Véronèse, Dürer, Rembrandt...). He studied at the Fine-Arts School in 1855 and visited Louis Lamothe's workshop, Ingres' pupil. Degas then made several trips in Napoli, Firenze and Roma, copying masters from Renaissance, where he discovered the macchiaioli movement. Degas also admired Delacroix, was interested in japanese prints and tried historical painting (Little spartan girls provoking boys, 1860). He met Louis Edmond Duranty and Édouard Manet. Degas created many portraits (Woman leaning near a flower vase, 1865). Though his "Race horses in front of the tribunes" (1869-1872) reflected more remarkably his originality. From 1873, he played an active role in the genesis and history of the impressionist group. He participed to the exhibitions from 1874 to 1886 (series of « Toileting women », started near 1883). At The "Salon des Impressionnistes" of 1881, he exhibited one of his first sculptures : the fourteenth years old dancer in wax. The artist renewed the rendering of space in his paintings and audacious framings and light effects (Café-Concert des Ambassadeurs, 1876-1877). Because of sight problems (starting in 1893), he slowly set oil painting aside and dedicated himself to different technical devices (charcol, pastel, gouache). At the end of his life, he realised sculptures, engravings, etching and poems. The artist died in Paris in 1917.

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