Family of Theotecnus, Tomb of Theotecnus, Catacomb II, Man Gallery, S.Gennaro, Naples (tracing of an engraving)

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, French, 1834 - 1917



Graphite on tracing paper

Sheet: 5 1/2 × 4 1/4 in. (14 × 10.8 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


Inscribed, below figures: Catac. de Naples; inscribed, u.r. Catacombes de Naples

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.

Publication History

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

Maria Saveria Ruga, Riserche di storia dell'arte: I pittori in catacomba: Il dialogo fra le arti figurative e l'archeologia cristiana a Roma tra Seicento e Ottocento, Carocci., Rome: 2013, ill. p. 113.

Arthur R. Blumenthal and Members of the Museum Studies Seminar, Art 84, 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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