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lower left in pastel: Degas

Provenance

Probably Collection of Charles Haviland, Paris; purchased 1897 by William A. Clark [1839-1925], New York; bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; stored at John Handley High School in Winchester, VA from 1942-1944; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1877
"Third Impressionism Exhibition," Paris, 1877, no. 43 (probably).
1959
"Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art," Wildenstein Gallery, New York.
1968
"Degas Monotypes," Fogg Art MUseum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 24 - June 14.
1978
"The William A. Clark Collection," The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, April 26 - July 16.
1984
"Edgar Degas: The Painter as Printmaker," Baltimore Museum of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD, November 13, 1984 - January 13, 1985.
1986
"The New Painting: Impressionism 1874 - 1886," National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, January 16 - April 6.
2015
Focus on the Corcoran: Works on Paper, 1860-1990, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2015.
Bibliography
1918
Alexandre, Arsene. "Essai sur M. Degas," Les Arts. 166: 6.
1927
Manson, JB. The Life and Work of Edgar Degas. London, 1927, 25, pl. 34.
1946
Lemoisne, PA. Degas et son Oeuvre II. Paris, 1946, 202, no. 404.
1951
Rich, Daniel Catton. Degas. New York, Harry Abrams, 19.
1967
Janis, Eugenia Parry. "The Role of Monotype in the Working Method of Degas--II," The Burlington Magazine. 109.767: 76-76.
1967
Janis, Eugenia Parry. "The Role of Monotype in the Working Method of Degas--I," The Burlington Magazine. 109.766: 23.
1968
Boggs, Jean Sutherland. "Degas Monotypes at the Fogg," The Burlington Magazine. 110.784: 429.
1968
Werner, Alfred. Degas Pastesl. New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 56-57, no. 19.
1972
Lassaigne, Jaques. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Paris of the Cabarets. Milan, Frateeli Fabbri Editori, pl. 8.
1972
Terasse, Antoine. Edgar Degas. Milano, Fratelli Fabbri Editori, 39-40, no. 2.
1975
Adhemar, Jean and Francoise Cachin. Degas: the complete etchings, lithographs, and monotypes. New York, The Viking Press, 281.
1976
Blunden, Maria and Godfrey. Impressionists and Impressionism. New York, Skira, 151.
1976
Reff, Theodore. The Artist's Mind. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 14.
1979
Carandente, Giovanni. Degas. New York, Avenel Books, pl. XVIII.
1979
Thomson, Richard. "Degas in Edinburgh," The Burlington Magazine. 121.919: 677.
1980
Parke-Taylor, Michael. "The Permanent Collection," N-MAG. 6.2: no page numbers.
1982
Reff, Theodore. Manet and Modern Paris. Chicago and London, The University of Chciago Press, 90-91, no. 25.
1984
Clark, TJ. The Painting of Modern Life. New York, Knopf, no. 108.
1984
Shackelford, George T. M.. Degas: The Dancers. Washington D.C., The National Gallery of Art, 30-31, fig. 1.7.
1986
Brettell, Richard R. "The Third Exhibition," in The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886. Ed. Charles Moffett. San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 204.
1988
Gordon, Robert, and Andrew Forge. Degas. New York, Harry Abrams, 70, 141, 234.
1988
Herbert, Robert L. Georges Seurat 1859-1891. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 342.
1988
Herbert, Robert L.. Impressionism: Art Leisure, and Parisian Society. New Haven, Yale University Press, 82, 86-87, Pl. 85.
1988
Thomson, Richard. "Degas's Only Known Painting on Tile," The Burlington Magazine. 130.1020: n. 20.
1988
Thomson, Richard. Degas: The Nudes. New York, Thames and Hudson, 72.
1990
Armstrong, Carol. Odd Man Out: Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas. Chicago, 1990: 145,149.
1990
Broude, Norma. "A World in Light: France and the International Impressionist Movement," World Impressionism. New York, Harry Abrams, 16.
1991
Distel, Anne. Seurat. Paris, Ed. du Chêne, fig. 3.
1992
Boggs, Jean Sutherland and Anne Maheux. Degas Pastels. New York, George Braziller, no. 9.
2001
Shiner, Larry. The Invention of Art: A Cultural History. Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press, 217.
2008
Druick, Douglas W. "Cafe Concert," Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies. 34.1: 79.
2013
Vinson, Heather J.. Repetitions: Memory and Making in Degas's Ballet Classroom Series. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 106-107, 109, 112, 124, 131, 135, 137, no. 3.10.
2014
Lloyd, Christopher. Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels 1886-1904. Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, no. 124.