Figure Offering Frankincense: Bas-relief from the Palace, Thebes (tracing of an engraving)

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, French, 1834 - 1917



Graphite on tracing paper

Sheet: 3 1/4 × 3 7/8 in. (8.3 × 9.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H, through Friends of the Dartmouth Library



Europe, France


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Not signed.

Exhibition History

Reflections of the Original, Copies in the Dartmouth College Collection, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 24-July 4, 1978.

Drawings at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 27-November 27, 1988.

Publication History

Theodore Reff, "Addenda on Degas's Copies", Burlington Magazine, June 1965, Vol. I, No. 747, pp. 320-323.

Arthur R. Blumenthal, [et al.], Reflections of the Original: Copies in the Dartmouth College Collection, Hanover N.H.: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, pp.33-43.


Collection of the artist's Atelier, Paris, about 1853-1861; collection of A. Martinez (a direct descendent of Degas), Paris, September 3, 1960; sold to Evelyn Annenberg Friede Jaffe Hall (1911-2005) and William B. Jaffe (1904-1972), New York, date unknown; given to present collection, 1963.

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