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Inscription

on corner of base nearest front left hoof: Degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; on corner of base nearest rear right hoof: Hébrard Foundry stamp and 49/G

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. Hébrard

Provenance

(A.A. Hébrard, Paris); sold or consigned to (Walther Halvorsen), by March 1924.[1] Mrs. E. Arthur;[2] (sale, Sotheby's, London, 31 March 1965, no. 61); (Frank Partridge & Sons, Ltd., London); sold 1965 to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1924
Possibly [exhibition], Walther Halvorsen, Glasgow, 1924.
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawing, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, no. XX, as Cheval Trottant, repro.
Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 51.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 49.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 217.
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. 8, 88-89, color repro.