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Provenance

(Ambroise Vollard, Paris).[1] Jules Strauss [1861-1943], Paris, by 1913;[2] (his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris,15 December 1932, no. 36); bought by (André Schoeller [1879-1955], Paris).[3] Collection Schwenck, Paris, by 1946.[4] Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1913
Grosse Kunstaustellung, Kunstgebäude Schlosspltatz, Stuttgart, 1913, no. 314.
1914
Art Français: exposition d'art décoratif contemporain 1800-1885, Grosvenor House, London, 1914, repro.
1924
Exposition Degas, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 1924, no. 71.
1937
Degas, Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1937, no. 36.
Bibliography
1913
Kunstausstellungen, Kunst und Künstler XI (1913): 579, repro.
1933
"Prices Received in Strauss Sale." Art News 31 (7 January 1933): 3+
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): no. 859, repro.
1970
Minervino, Fiorella. L'Opera Completa di Degas. Milan, 1970: no. 705, repro.
1998
Boggs, Jean Sutherland. Degas at the Races. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, 1998: 154, repro.
2014
Kelly, Franklin. "A Lasting Legacy: The Completion of an Unparalleled Gift." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 51 (Fall 2014):16-17, repro.