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Wednesday 6 December 2023

Georges Régnier’s wood-engraving, “La Classe de danse”, 1938, after Degas

Georges Régnier (1878–[after] 1938)—note that the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts graphiques, Chalcographie) offers brief descriptions of four wood engravings that the museum holds by this artist:

“La Classe de danse” (aka “The Ballet Class”; “Un Cours de Danse”; “A Dance Class”), 1938, pencil-signed and annotated artist’s proof wood engraving after Edgar Degas’ (1834–1917) painting, “La Classe de danse” (1873–76) in the Musée d’Orsay (see  Note that the Louvre Chalcographie published an edition of this print with the Chalcographie’s blind-stamp, but this impression is a signed proof-state impression before the later edition. See the description of this print offered by the Louvre Museum:

Wood-engraving on fine Japanese washi paper, hand-signed and inscribed in pencil with annotations.

Size: (sheet) 42.7 x 36.7 cm; (image borderline/plate) 33.9 x 29.9 cm.

Lettered in plate within the image borderline: (upper left) “REGNIER SC.”

Inscribed in pencil by the artist below the image borderline/platemark: (left) “épreuve d'artiste”; (right) “[…] G. Regni[er]/ 1938”.

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression in an excellent condition with wide margins and no tears, holes, abrasion or significant stains. Note that the sheet has naturally occurring imperfections in the paper.

I am selling this large and magnificent wood-engraving that is pencil-signed and inscribed as an artist’s proof impression (“épreuve d'artiste”) after one of Degas’ most famous paintings, for a total cost of AU$266 (currently US$177.79/EUR160.87/GBP141.61 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this exceptionally rare wood-engraving, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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