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Inscription

estate cachet, on top of intergral base, in front right corner, stamped replica of artist's signature in script: Degas; foundry mark, on top of integral base, in back left corner, stamped: CIRE / PERDUE / AA HEBRARD; left of foundry mark, rotated 90 degrees clockwise, stamped with underline: 21; below stamped 21: B

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. Hebrard

Provenance

(A.A. Hébrard, Paris); sold c. 1921 to (Walter Halvorsen), apparently for sale in New York;[1] sold or possibly consigned to (Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York), by 1922; possibly consigned 1923 to (Leicester Galleries, London); possibly consigned 1923 to (Casa Editrice d'Arte Enzo Pinci, Rome); possibly consigned 1924 to (Galeries Georges Petit, Paris); sold or possibly consigned 1925 to (Ferargil Galleries, New York);[2] sold 1926 to Jules E. Mastbaum [1872-1926], Philadelphia.[3] Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], Jenkintown, Pennsylvania; by inheritance (or possibly a gift) to his wife, Edith G. Rosenwald [1893-1988], Jenkintown, Pennsylvania;[4] gift 1989 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1922
Exhibition of Bronzes by Degas 1834-1917, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1922, no. 48, as Etude de cheval (les oreilles manquent).
1923
Possibly Exhibition of the Works in Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Leicester Galleries, London, 1923, no. 48.
1923
Possibly La Seconda Biennale Romana: Mostra Invernazionale di Belli Arti. Sculture di Edgar Degas 1834-1917, Casa Editrice d'Arte Enzo Pinci, Rome, 1923, no. 48 or no. 50 (different catalogues give different numbers), as Studio di cavallo.
1924
Possibly Exposition Degas, au profit de la Ligue franco-anglo-américaine contre le cancer: Peintures, pastels et dessins, sculptures, eaux-fortes, lithographies et monotypes, Galeries Georges Petit (sculpture shown at Galerie A.A. Hébrard), Paris, 1924, no. 301.
1925
Exhibition of the Works in Sculpture of Edgar Degas, 1834-1917, Ferargil Galleries, New York, 1925, no. 48, as Study of Horse.
1998
Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 127, repro.
Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 48.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 69, repro.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 21.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 163.
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. 1, 66-68, color repro.