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lower left: Degas; lower right in graphite: Degas

Provenance

(Arnold & Tripp, Paris), 1881; Heber R. Bishop, New York; (sale, New York, American Art Association, 10 January, 1906, no. 13); purchased by (Durand-Ruel, New York); sold 20 February 1906 to (Durand-Ruel, Paris); sold 1908 to M. Rosenberg, Paris;[1] (César de Hauke, New York); Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, by 1952; sold 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce, New York; gift 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1924
Degas. Galerie Goerges Petit, Paris 1924, no. 127.
1948
Danse et divertissements. Charpentier, 1948-1949.
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist.
1960
Degas. Wildenstein and Co., New York, 1960, no. 27.
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. 17, repro
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 52, repro.
1978
Small French Pintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978, no. 28.
1982
Manet and Modern Paris. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1982-1983, no. 37.
1984
Degas: The Dancers, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1984-1985, no. 9, repro.
Bibliography
1924
Degas Exh. cat. Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1924, no. 127.
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.
1960
Degas Exh. cat. Wildenstein and Co., New York, 1960, no. 27.
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 17.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966: repro. no. 52.
1970
Russoli, F. and F. Minervino. L'Opera complete di Degas. Milan, 1970: 110, no. 531 (repr.).
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. 717 (repr. in color).
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 28, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1982
Reff, Theodore. Manet and Modern Paris. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1982-1983, no. 37.
1984
Lemoisne, Paul-André. Degas et son Oeuvre. 5 vols. New York, 1984: 2:266-267, no. 481.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 478, no. 706, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 122, repro.