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Inscription

on base at front right: Degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; on base at back left: 66 / HER.D; on base at back left, Hébrard founder's stamp

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. Hébrard

Provenance

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

Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 38.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 66.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 251.
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. 5, 78-79, color repro.