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lower right stamped in red: Degas (Lugt 658)

Provenance

(4th Degas sale, Paris, 16 November 1918, 73b); Nunès and Fiquet Collection, Paris; Marcel Guérin, Paris; Guillaume Guérin, Sanary-sur-mer, Var, France, by 1966; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA, 1967; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1966
Drawings by Degas, City Art Museum of Saint Louis; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (Jean Sutherland Boggs), 1966-1967, no 114.
Bibliography
1922
Rivière, Henri. Les dessins de Degas. Paris, 1922-1923: no. 30, repr.(see also 1973 reprint, Degas' Drawings, New York, 1973: no. 71).
1931
Lemoisne, Paul-André. "A propos des Degas de la Collection de M. Marcel Guérin." L'Amour de l'Art (July 1931): 286, fig. 48.
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.
1962
Boggs, Jean Sutherland. Portraits by Degas. Berkeley, CA, 1962: no. 125.
1970
Minervino, Fiorella. L'Opera completa di Degas. Milan, 1970: no. 603.
1984
Lemoisne, Paul-André. Degas et son Oeuvre 5 vols. New York, 1984: 410-411, no. 722.
1988
Boggs, Jean Sutherland. Degas. Exh. cat. Grand Palais, Paris, and tour, 1988: 410, under no. 243, fig. 221 (repro.).
1994
Baumann, Felix and Marianne Karabelnik, eds. Degas Portraits. Exh. cat. London: 1994, p. 64 (repr).