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Provenance

Berthe Morisot, Paris, gift from the artist, c. 1869; by descent to Mme. Ernest Rouart, née Julie Manet (Morisot's daughter); Clément Rouart, Paris; (Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris); Ian Woodner Family Collection (sale, New York, Christie's, 5 November 1991, no. 19; unsold); gift to NGA, 2000.

Exhibition History
1937
Degas, Musée d'Orangerie, Paris, 1937, no. 185.
1952
Chefs d'oeuvre des collections parisiennes, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, 1953 - 1953, no. 122.
1955
Degas dans les collections françaises, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1955, no. 31.
1984
Kompositionen im Halbrund: facherblatter aus vier Jahrhunderten, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart and Museum Bellerive, Zurich, 1984, no. 63.
1988
Degas, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Mie Prefecture Museum, Tsu; Daimaru Museum of Art, Osaka; Museum of Art, Okayama; and Nichido Museum of Art, Kasama, 1988 - 1989, no. 19
1990
Woodner Collection Master Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 116.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1946
Lemoisne, Paul André. Degas et son oeuvre. 4 vols. Paris: Arts et metiers graphiques, 1946-1949. Vols. 2 and 3, 1946. Reprinted in 5 vols., New York and London, 1984.
1953
Cooper, Douglas. Pastels by Degas. New York, 1953: 21.
1970
Minervino, Fiorella, and Franco Russoli. L'opera completa di Degas. Milan, 1970: no. 281.
1970
Reff, Theodore. "Degas and the Literature of His Time." The Burlington Magazine 112 (1970): 579-580.
1974
Lassaigne, Jacques, and Fiorella Minervino. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Degas. Paris, 1974: no. 281.
1976
Reff, Theodore. Degas: The Artist's Mind. London, 1976: 156-157.
1978
Gerstein, Marc Saul. "Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Fans." Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1978: no. 2.
1981
Kopplin, Monika. Das Facherblatt von Manet bis Kokoschka, Europeische Traditionene und Japanische Einflusse. Cologne, 1981: 64-68.
1982
Gerstein, Marc. "Degas Fans." Art Bulletin 64 (1982): 105-106.
2002
DeVonyar, Jill, and Richard Kendall. Degas and the Dance. New York, 2002: 47-48.