Limited Edition Degas Monotype French Etching 422/500 'La Fete de la Patronne' 1948.
From the original series of un-published Monotypes for Guy de Maupessant's short story 'La Maison Tellier', and originally titled 'Scenes de la Maison Closes', comes this beautifully colored French Etching by Edgar Degas (1834-1917).'
Entitled 'La Fete de la Patronne' it is one of a series completed in the late 1800's (c1890) by Degas set in a Paris Brothel (Maison Closes) and features a group of 'working girls' celebrating Madam Tellier's Patron's Birthday.
Originally printed in series by Ambrose Vollard in 1934, my listed etching was published by Quatre Chemins-Editart, Paris in 1948. Printed by French Art Printer Imprimerie G Bouan and colored by Les Atellier Dreux-Barry, Paris, it was issued in a limited edition of 500 for Shoman Art Company, New York.
Printed on high quality Marais paper and tipped into a black mount it measures 11 1/2" x 9" and with no damage, it has good margins and a strong plate mark. And is numbered 422/500.
The monotypes were never signed.
The condition is very good.
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