Overview

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Inscription

lower right: Degas

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Provenance

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas [1830-1917], Paris, the artist; (Degas sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 11 December 1918, no. 20). Mme. Friedmann, Paris, by 1935;[1] by inheritance to Mme René Dujarric de la Rivière, Boulogne, France, by 1960.[2] (Wildenstein and Co., New York); sold 1973 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1955
Degas dans les collections françaises, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1955, no. 73, as La visite au musée.
1960
Edgar Degas 1834-1917, Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1960, no. 19, repro., as La visite au musée.
1978
Degas, Virginia Museum, Richmond, 1978, no. 10, as Woman Seen from Behind (The Visit to the Museum).
1979
19th and 20th Century French Painting from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1979 (long term exhibition), checklist no. 24.
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist.
1988
Degas, Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988-1989.
1994
Degas -- Portraits, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1994-1995, no. 172, repro., as Visiting the museum.
1998
Loan to display with permanent collection, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1998.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no cat.
2000
Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, National Gallery, London; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2000-2001, fig. 149 (shown only in Williamstown).
2003
Degas and the Italians in Paris, Exhibit Halls, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2003-2004, not in cat. (shown only in Edinburgh).

Bibliography

1918
"Movement des Arts: Atelier Edgar Degas." La Chronique des arts et de la curiosité (April-May 1918):102
1935
Rivière, Georges. M. Degas. Bourgois de Paris. Paris, 1935:repro.
1970
Minervino, Fiorella. L'opera completa di Degas. Milan, 1970: no. 456, repro., as Signora in un Museo.
1980
Terrasse, Antoine. Die Gro en Meister der Malerei: Edgar Degas. Frankfurt, 1980:no. 320, repro., as Frau in einem Museum.
1984
Lemoisne, Paul-Andre. Degas et son oeuvre. 5 vols. New York and London, 1984:II:no. 465, repro.

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