An intimate nude by Edgar Degas is among the lots at Tajan’s summer sales in Monte Carlo on July 28, 29 and 30. The sales feature important jewellery, watches, modern and contemporary art and design. This Degas nude, set in a landscape, is uncommon in the work of an artist who generally favoured views from behind and nudes painted in interiors. The work bears the studio stamp applied on the artist’s death in anticipation of the eight sales staged in 1918 and 1919. It then appeared in the collections of Sam Salz, a keen admirer of Impressionist works. It dates to 1880 and will be offered for sale on July 28 estimated at 350,000-500,000.
One of the more unusual design lots is Barberini and Gunnel’s chained up dining set from 2014 in steel. It is estimated at 25,000-35,000.