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Inscription

on base parallel to figure's right foot: Degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; on corner of base behind figure's left foot: Hébrard Foundry stamp and .S.P.

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. HEBRARD

Provenance

Hébrard family, Paris, 1956; Michel Kellerman, Paris;[1] sold March 1958 to (Fine Arts Associates [Otto Gerson Gallery], New York); sold 2 July 1958 to Mr. [1906-2001] and Mrs. Larry Aldrich, Ridgefield, Connecticut;[2] (their sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 30 October 1963, no. 6, as Femme marchant dans la rue); John A. Beck [1920-1973], Houston;[3] (sale, Parke Bernet, New York, 16 April 1969, no. 8, as L'ecoliere--Jeune femme marchant dans la rue);[4] (Charles K. Lock [Lock Galleries], New York);[5] sold 1969 to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1958
Paintings, Watercolors, Sculpture, Fine Arts Associates (Otto Gerson Gallery), New York, 1958, no. 5, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture Collected by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Aldrich, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Atlanta Art Association Galleries, 1959, unnumbered section of catalogue.
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
2005
Breaking the Mold: Sculpture in Paris from Daumier to Rodin, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, 2005-2006, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 167.
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.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 268.
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. 58, 328-330, color repro.