Inscription

lower right: Degas

Provenance

Théodore Duret [1837-1927], Paris; (his sale, 19 March 1894, no. 12); (Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris); Antonin Proust, Paris; (M. Knoedler and Co., Paris); (César de Hauke, New York); Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.; gift 1930 to his daughter, Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.





Exhibition History
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 19, repro.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 53, repro.
1984
Degas: The Dancers, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1984-1985, no. 7, repro.
2012
Impressionism: Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings. Albertina, Vienna, 2012 (not in catalogue).
2014
Degas's Little Dancer. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2014-2015, fig. 2, brochure.
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.
1968
Bodelsen, Merete. "Early Impressionist Sales 1874-94 in the light of some unpublished 'procès-verbaux'." The Burlington Magazine 110 (June 1968): 346.
1970
Russoli, F. and F. Minervino. L'Opera complete di Degas. Milan, 1970: 110, no. 501 (repr.).
1971
Clay, J. L'Impressionisme. Paris, 1971: 68 (repr. in color).
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 100, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 483, no. 716 (repr. in color).
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 26, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1984
Lemoisne, Paul-André. Degas et son Oeuvre. 5 vols. New York, 1984: 2: 236, no. 432.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 478, no. 705, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 122, repro.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 262, color repro.
1991
Wadley, Nicholas. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing. London, 1991: no. 12.
2002
DeVonyar, Jill and Richard Kendall. Degas and the Dance. Exh. cat. The Detroit [Michigan] Institute of Arts, The Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Museum of Art. New York, 2002: 18, 101, pl. 8.