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Inscription

lower left side: degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; on back of neck: Degas 7/G; stamped in same location: CIRE PERDUE AAHEBRARD

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. HEBRARD

Provenance

(A.A. Hébrard, Paris), 1920/1926; sold 12 July 1926 to (Flechtheim, Düsseldorf).[1] P.W. Nerney;[2] (sale, Sotheby's, London, 30 April 1964, no. 176); purchased by Mr. Betts, possibly of (P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London),[3] for Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 29 June 1988, no. 118, bought in); (sale, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 4 June 1994, no. 116, bought in); gift 1995 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 69.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 7.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 135.
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. 62, 348-349, color repro.