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Provenance

The artist [1834-1917], Paris; bequest to his heirs;[1] reportedly given to the Hébrard family, Paris, by Jeanne Fevre;[2] Nelly Hébrard [1904-1985], Paris, by 1955;[3] (M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York), by 1956;[4] sold 1958 to Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1955
Possibly Edgar Degas 1834-1917: Original Wax Sculptures, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York, 1955, not in cat.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 74.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, 48, fig. 72.
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. 57, 322-327, color repro.