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lower right: Degas

Provenance

The artist; (Ambroise Vollard, Paris);[1] purchased 1911 by Jules Strauss [1861-1943], Paris;[2] (his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris,15 December 1932, no. 36); purchased by (André Schoeller [1879-1955], Paris).[3] Collection Schwenck, Paris, by 1946.[4] Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1913
Grosse Kunstaustellung, Kunstgebäude Schlosspltatz, Stuttgart, 1913, no. 314.
1914
Art Français: exposition d'art décoratif contemporain 1800-1885, Grosvenor House, London, 1914, repro.
1924
Exposition Degas, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 1924, no. 71.
1937
Degas, Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1937, no. 36.
1949
[Degas exhibition], Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Paris, 1949.
Bibliography
1913
Kunstausstellungen, Kunst und Künstler XI (1913): 579, repro.
1933
"Prices Received in Strauss Sale." Art News 31 (7 January 1933): 3+
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): no. 859, repro.
1970
Minervino, Fiorella. L'Opera Completa di Degas. Milan, 1970: no. 705, repro.
1998
Boggs, Jean Sutherland. Degas at the Races. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, 1998: 154, repro.
2014
Kelly, Franklin. "A Lasting Legacy: The Completion of an Unparalleled Gift." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 51 (Fall 2014):16-17, repro.