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Au Café (At the cafe)

Degas, Edgar (painter)

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Au Café

Translated title

At the cafe


Degas, Edgar (painter) [ULAN info: French artist, 1834-1917]







Technique Description

oil on canvas


height: 65.7 cm
width: 54.6 cm


circa 1875 to 1877


bequeathed: Hindley Smith, Frank 1939 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

1st Atelier Degas sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 6-8 May 1918 (71), Estimate 12,000-14,000 Francs ?; with the Independent Gallery, London (P.M. Turner); coll. Oliver F. Brown; F. Hindley Smith, 1925


  1. signature
    Position: lower right
    Content: Degas
  2. stamp
    Position: verso
    Method: rubber stamp
    Content: Jerome...... (illegible)


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 110]
  2. (1918) Catalogue of 1st Atelier Degas sale, [page: 40]
    [comments: reproduced]
  3. Manson, J.B. (1927) The Life and Work of Edgar Degas,
    [comments: pl. 46 (in colour)]
  4. Goodison, J.W. (1967) [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960], London [page: 357]
    Source title: Illustrated London News (1960)
    [comments: reproduced]
  5. Lemoisne, Paul André (1946-9) Degas et son oeuvre, Colmar, Paris: Arts et métiers graphiques [page: 257]
    [comments: vol. II, (1946), no. 467]
  6. Winter, Carl (1958) The Fitzwilliam Museum, An Illustrated Survey, London: Trianon Press [page: 407]
    [comments: repruduced, pl. 104 (colour)]
  7. Goodison, J.W. (1967) [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960], London [page: 23]
    Source title: Illustrated London News (1960)
    [comments: reproduced]
  8. Winter, Carl (1959) Treasures of Cambridge (Illustrations), London?
    [comments: pl. 44]
  9. Pickvance, Ronald (1979) Degas 1879, National Gallery of Scotland [page: 29]
    [comments: cat. no. 40, reproduced (monochrome); catalogued by Ronald Pickvance; exhibition catalogue]
  10. Hamilton, Alan Degas in Edinburgh, London? [page: 17]
    Source title: BP Shield International (1979)
    [comments: reproduced (colour)]
  11. Bronde, Norma (1983) Edgar Degas, New York [page: 112]
  12. Clayton, Hollis (1992) The Sexual Politics of Impressionist Illegibility, London? [page: 73]
    Source title: Dealing with Degas (
    [comments: fig. 14, p. 74]
  13. Baumann, Felix (1994) Degas; portraits, Zürich [page: 348]
    [comments: cat. no. 130]

Accession Number

2387 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 2600; Input Date: 2000-02-29 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

Related Resources

French Impressionists - Online Exhibition


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