Edgar Degas Autograph

SKU: 8008306

Sale price$3,367.53


Autograph letter signed, one page, 4,5 x 5,5 inch, `Monday` [XI 4, 1901], in French, to the art dealer Hector Brame * - concerning transfer of money from Degas, written and signed in dark ink "Degas", with a mild central horizontal letter fold - in nearly very fine condition.

"Cher Mr Brame.
En ce moment vous me torturez. Samedi ou lundi je vous porterai 300 ou 400 F, et aussi autant vous sera remis à la fin du mois. Je ne connaîtrai donc jamais la fortune
   Bonne santé - Degas"

"Dear Mr Brame. Right now you are torturing me. Saturday or Monday I will bring you 300 or 400 F[rancs], and the same will be given to you at the end of the month. So I'll never know fortune.
   good health - Degas"

* Hector-Henri-Clement Brame (1831-1899) was an actor in Paris when he began dealing art with Paul Durand-Ruel. His list of clients at the time included Francois Bonvin, Narcisse Virgilio Díaz, Eugene Fromentin, and Camille Corot. The art gallery `Brame & Lorenceau Gallery` in Paris (created by the merger of the galleries of Hector Brame and Jean Lorenceau) opened in 1864 and is known for its expertise in Degas, evaluating or appraising dozens of purported Degas works each year.

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(1834-1917) French Impressionist artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings

Year of Birth: 1834

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