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Provenance

René de Gas [1845-1927], Paris; Roland Nepveu-de Gas [1885-1962], Paris, probably by 1931.[1] (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 November 1964, no. 38); (Alain Lemée); acquired 1964 by (Wildenstein & Co., New York);[2] sold December 1968 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift 1995 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1931
Degas: Portraitiste, Sculpteur, Musée de L'Orangerie, Paris, 1931, no. 4.
1999
Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America, New Orleans Museum of Art; Ordrupgaardsamlingen, Copenhagen, 1999, no. 2, repro. (no. 1 in Danish version of catalogue, titled Degas et la Nouvelle-Orléans).
2006
Degas: o universo de um artista [Degas: The Universe of an Artist], Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, 2006, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1970
Minervino 1970, no. 114
1984
Lemoisne 1946 [revised edition, 1984], no. 7