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Inscription

by the artist, upper right in black chalk: de Broutelles

Provenance

Atelier Degas, Paris, until 1917 (Lugt 657); (sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 7 - 9 April 1919, no. 160.2); Dr. Georges Viau [1855-1939], Paris, until 1942; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11 December 1942, no. 42). (sale, Palais Galliera, Paris, 9 December 1968, Lot #A); (Hector Brame, Paris); Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift to NGA, 1999.

Exhibition History
1931
Degas: Portraitiste, sculpteur, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1931, no. 129.
1998
Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, no. 74.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000.
Bibliography
1922
Rivière, Henri. Les dessins de Degas. Paris, 1922 - 1923: no. 64.
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. 74.