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(after) Edgar Degas
"Ludovic Halevy Meeting Madame Cardinal Backstage" by Edgar Degas

1938

$450

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Degas, Edgar (1834 -1917) "Ludovic Halevy Meeting Madame Cardinal Backstage" Original Soft-Ground Etching created from a Monotype, 1938-9 First State. # 251 from the edition of 350 on Velin de Rives paper From La Famille Cardinal, page 17, published by Blaizot. ParisText written by Ludovic Halévy, Etching created by Maurice Potin Watermarks BFK Rives and Blaizot Editeur, Full Margins as issued Sheet size: 9.75” x 12.75”, Plate Size: 6.25” x 8.25” Fine strong impression with rich tone Etchings from this suite are particularly important because many of the original monotypes from Edgar Degas have vanished. These etchings from this suite remain the only documentation of their existence! Edgar Degas created monotypes to illustrate La Famille Cardinal, Ludovic Halévy's collection of short stories documenting the backstage life of Pauline and Virginie Cardinal at the Paris Opera. In 1938, the monotypes were finally published by Blaizot as etching illustrations. These etchings, hand-pulled by Maurice Potin, have been documented by leading Degas scholars Adhemar and Cachin, E. P. Janis and Jean Boggs. The edition is limited to only 350 copies. The monotypes were created by Degas in 1880, but these legendary etchings were not published until 1938. Degas made the monotypes to illustrate Halévy’s book, La Famille Cardinal, a satire of social-climbing ballet dancers, controlling stage mothers and the backstage sex-trade. Hoping to illustrate a new edition of the book, originally published in 1872, Degas created a collection of monotypes inspired by the story in the early 1880s. Since Halévy narrated the book in the first person, Degas included him in nine of the illustrations. Theodore Reff suggests that Halévy did not publish his friends monotypes because, “On the whole, Degas’ illustrations are more a recreation of the spirit and ambience than authentic illustrations”. Edgar Degas was the Impressionist artist known as the observer of modern Paris life.

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    1938
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.25 in. (33.66 cm)Width: 15.25 in. (38.74 cm)Depth: .125 in. (3.18 mm)
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    Small editionPrice: $450
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    Hinsdale, IL
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