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Provenance

Berthe Morisot [1841-1895], Paris, gift from the artist, c. 1869; by descent to Mme. Ernest Rouart [1878-1966], née Julie Manet (Morisot's daughter); Clément Rouart, Paris; (Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris); Ian Woodner Family Collection (sale, New York, Christie's, 5 November 1991, no. 19; unsold); gift to NGA, 2000.

Exhibition History
1937
Degas, Musée d'Orangerie, Paris, 1937, no. 185.
1952
Chefs d'oeuvre des collections parisiennes, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, 1952 - 1953, no. 122.
1955
Degas dans les collections françaises, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1955, no. 31, repro.
1984
Kompositionen im Halbrund: facherblatter aus vier Jahrhunderten, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Museum Bellerive, Zurich, 1984, no. 63, repro.
1988
Degas, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Mie Prefecture Museum, Tsu; Daimaru Museum of Art, Osaka; Museum of Art, Okayama; and Nichido Museum of Art, Kasama, 1988 - 1989, no. 19.
1990
Woodner Collection Master Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 116, repro.
2002
Degas and the Dance, Detroit Institute of Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2002-2003, plate 46, repro.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
2009
Degas and Music, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, 2009.
2017
The Woodner Collections: Master Drawings from Seven Centuries, NGA, 2017.
Bibliography
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.
1953
Cooper, Douglas. Pastels by Degas. New York, 1953: 21.
1970
Minervino, Fiorella, and Franco Russoli. L'opera completa di Degas. Milan, 1970: no. 281.
1970
Reff, Theodore. "Degas and the Literature of His Time." The Burlington Magazine 112 (1970): 579-580.
1974
Lassaigne, Jacques, and Fiorella Minervino. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Degas. Paris, 1974: no. 281.
1976
Reff, Theodore. Degas: The Artist's Mind. New York and London, 1976: 156-157.
1978
Gerstein, Marc Saul. "Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Fans." Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1978: no. 2.
1981
Kopplin, Monika. Das Facherblatt von Manet bis Kokoschka, Europeische Traditionene und Japanische Einflusse. Cologne, 1981: 64-68.
1982
Gerstein, Marc. "Degas Fans." Art Bulletin 64 (1982): 105-106.
2002
DeVonyar, Jill, and Richard Kendall. Degas and the Dance. New York, 2002: 47-48.
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