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Inscription

on top of base near left rear hoof: Degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; on corner of base nearest right rear hoof: 4/HER.D and CIRE / PERDUE / AA HEBRARD

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. Hébrard

Provenance

(A.A. Hébrard, Paris); Degas heirs; sold 9 September 1962 to (Hector Brame, Paris); sold 9 March 1964 to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia;[1] bequest 1999 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1978
Degas, Virginia Museum, Richmond, 1978, no. 42.
1998
Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 128, repro.
2007
Déja Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Phoenix Art Museum, 2007-2008, no. 35, fig. 50.
Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 44.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 4.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 129.
2010
Lindsay, Suzanne Glover, Daphne S. Barbour, and Shelley G. Sturman. Edgar Degas Sculpture. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2010: no. 10, 94-95, color repro.