Inscription

lower right: E. Degas 71

Provenance

Purchased 26 April 1872 from the artist by (Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris); sent 12 December 1872 to (Durand-Ruel Gallery, London); sold 5 March 1874 to Jean Baptiste Faure [1830-1914], Paris; returned by Faure to Degas at the artist's request; gift to James Tissot [1836-1902], Paris; purchased 11 March 1890 by (Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris); acquired the same day by Joseph Durand-Ruel, Paris; acquired 25 August 1891 by Paul Durand-Ruel [1831-1922] for his private collection, Paris; his estate; sent 16 November 1925 to (Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York), where it was registered as stock in January 1936;[1] Mr. and Mrs. Jean D'Alayer, of the Durand-Ruel family, 1951 to 1960.[2] (Janet Traeger Salz, Inc., New York), by 1991; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 30 June 1992, no. 4, bought in); sold March 1995 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1905
Pictures by Boudin, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Grafton Galleries, London, 1905, no. 60
1937
Exhibition of Masterpieces by Degas, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1937, no. 18
1943
Exhibition Celebrating One Hundred Fortieth Anniversary, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1943, no. 7.
1947
An Exhibition for the Benefit of American Aid to France, Inc., Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1947, no. 17
1951
Degas, Kunstmuseum, Bern, 1951, no. 16
1955
Degas dans les collections françaises, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1955, no. 46
1960
Edgar Degas 1834-1917, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1960, no. 12, repro., as Chevaux dans la Prairie.
1991
Paintings, Pastels and Drawings by Edgard Degas, David Bathurst, Ltd., London, 1991, no. 2.
1998
Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 39, repro.
Bibliography
1890
L'art dans les deux mondes 5 (20 December 1890): 45, repro.
1892
Lecomte, Georges. L'Art Impressionniste d'après la Collection privée de M. Durand-Ruel. Paris, 1892: 60-61, repro.
1908
Grappe, Georges. Edgard Degas. Paris, 1908:26, repro.
1919
Lafond, Paul. Degas. Paris, 1919:44, repro.
1931
Guérin, Marcel, ed. Lettres de Degas. Paris, 1931:17
1939
Venturi, Lionello. Les archives de l'impressionnisme. 2 vols. Paris and New York, 1939: 194
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: 5:no. 289.
1957
Cabanne, Pierre. Edgard Degas. Paris, 1957:107-108
1970
Minervino, Fiorella. L'opera completa di Degas. Milan, 1970:no. 198, repro.
1988
Degas. Exh. cat. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988-1989:221-223
1993
Kendall, Richard. Degas Landscapes. New Haven and London, 1993: 112-113, figs. 91, 101.
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