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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

Edgar Degas Letter:Finding Aid Compiled by Madeleine Trudeau.

Edgar Degas Letter:

Finding Aid



Summary

Title:Edgar Degas letter.
Dates:- 26 Mar. 1892.
Quantity: - 1 letter.

Biographical Sketch

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), French Impressionist painter, graphic artist and sculptor, maintained a close friendship with French sculptor and painter Paul-Albert Bartholomé (1848-1928) from ca.1870 until the time of Degas' death. In 1887, following the death of Bartholomé's first wife, it was Degas who advised the artist to give up painting for sculpture. The friends made a famous trip to Burgundy together in 1890. After Degas' death, Bartholomé organized a small exhibition of his friend's paintings and supervised Albino Palazzolo in the posthumous casting of Degas bronzes.

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Scope and Contents

Item consists of 1 letter from Edgar Degas to Paul-Albert Bartholomé. In the letter, Degas describes his trip to the sick bed of his brother, Achille Degas, in Geneva, explaining the necessary length of the trip. He arranges to meet Bartholomé at the Avignon train station and gives Bartholomé his hotel address should Bartholomé need to contact him. Degas complains of kidney trouble.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of letter.

Language: Letter in French.Associated material: National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives also has 16 personal letters from Edgar Degas to Thérèse Morbilli, 1 letter addressed by Edgar Degas to the De Mattia family and 1 letter addressed by Edgar Degas to an unknown individual in its collection.

General note: For complete texts of this letter and the other Degas letters held by the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, see Pantazzi, Michael. Lettres de Degas à Thérèse Morbilli conservés au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, RACAR XV, no. 2 (1988), pp. 122-135.

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Index Terms

Names:
Bartholomé, Paul-Albert , 1848-1928
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917
Document Types:
Letters.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The letter was purchased from a Paris gallery between 1948-1966 by Jean Sutherland Boggs and donated to the National Gallery of Canada, April 2000.

Preferred Citation

Edgar Degas Letter, Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources 
Library and Archives 
National Gallery of Canada 
380 Sussex Drive 
P.O. Box 427, Station A 
Ottawa, Ontario 
K1N 9N4 

T 613-990-0597 
F 613-990-9818 

[email protected]

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