Catalogue entry

Edgar Degas 1834-1917

N03833 Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman) c.1873

Not inscribed
Oil on canvas mounted on millboard, 6 7/8 x 7 3/4 (17.5 x 20) >br>Presented by A.E. Anderson through the NACF 1924
Prov: [?M. Lafond]; with Leicester Galleries, London, 1922; A.E. Anderson, London
Lit: P.A. Lemoisne, Degas et son Oeuvre (Paris 1946), No.330, Vol.2, p.168, repr. p.169 (dated c.1873); Franco Russoli and Fiorella Minervino, L'Opera Completa di Degas (Milan 1970), No.369, p.104, repr. p.103

This head may have been cut down from a larger canvas. In the Leicester Galleries' records the name of the previous owner is almost illegible but looks like Lafond: this would probably be Paul Lafond, a friend of Degas' and author of an authoritative study on his work.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.145, reproduced p.145