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Inscription

on top of base in front right corner: Degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; on top of base in rear left corner: CIRE/PERDUE/A.A. HEBRARD; stamped to left of foundry mark: 50/M

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. Hebrard

Provenance

(A.A. Hébrard, Paris). sold by December 1962 to (Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London);[1] sold December 1964 to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1978
Degas, Virginia Museum, Richmond, 1978, no. 49.
Bibliography
1962
[Cat. No. 111], Marlborough Fine Art Limited, London, 1962: no. 10.
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 62.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 70, repro.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 50.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 219.
2010
Lindsay, Suzanne Glover, Daphne S. Barbour, and Shelley G. Sturman. Edgar Degas Sculpture. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2010: no. 44, 264-265, color repro.