HORSE MAKING A HAND DESCENT Guastini Foundry
H. 40 cm, L. 60 cm, W. 19 cm
Guastini foundry stamp, enlargement authorized by the Degas Committee
Certificate of the Degas Committee issued by its president
Bruno Pasquier, in Paris, on July 28, 2021, with notice of inclusion in the catalog raisonné of Degas' sculptures.
After the Salon des Indépendants, where Degas exhibited his sculpture of the Little Dancer of 14, the master continued to sculpt in the privacy of his studio.
His brother and executor discovered a series of 73 waxes representing dancers and horses, including this Cheval faisant une descente de Main, which was made into a bronze print numbered 1/25 to 25/25