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Provenance

Atelier Degas, Paris, until 1917 (Lugt 657); (Third Degas sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 7 - 9 April 1919, no. 76). (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17 March 1933, no. 29); (Hector Brame, Paris). Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA, 1968; gift to NGA, 1999.

Exhibition History
1998
Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, no. 73.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000.
2012
Impressionism: Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings. Albertina, Vienna, 2012 (not in catalogue).
Bibliography
1946
Lemoisne, Paul André. Degas et son oeuvre. 4 vols. Paris: Arts et metiers graphiques, 1946-1949. Vols. 2 and 3, 1946. Reprinted in 5 vols., New York and London, 1984.
1988
Gordon, Robert, and Andrew Forge. Degas. New York, 1988: 82, repro.
1998
Degas at the Races. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998: no. 73.