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lower left in chalk: Degas

Provenance

(Durand-Ruel, New York); Collection Tavernier, Paris, 1900 (Sale March 6, 1900, no. 117); f William A. Clark; bequeathed 1926 to Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1959
Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, 28 February-7 March 1959.
1970
One Hundred Years of Impressionism, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, 2 April-10 May 1970, no. 44.
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April-16 July 1978.
1980
That's Entertainment!, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 12 June-24 August 1980.
1984
Degas: The Dancers,The National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C., 22 November 1984-10 March 1985, no. 4.
2011
Degas's Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint, The Phillips Collection, Washington, 2011-2012.
2014
Degas' Little Dancer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2014-2015, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1919
Jafond, Paul. Degas. vol. II. Paris, 1919: n.p.
1927
Manson, JB. The Life and Work of Edgar Degas. London, 1927: Pl. 63.
1932
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of The W.A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1932: 43, no. 2071.
1944
Rebatet, Marguerite. Degas. Paris, 1944: pl. 84.
1945
Mauclair, Camille. Edgar Degas. New York, 1945: n.p.
1946
Lemoisne, Paul Andre. Degas et son Oeuvre. vol. II Paris, 1946: Pl. 500.
1948
Dumont, Henri. Degas. New York, 1948: 26.
1959
Browse, Lillian. Degas Dancers. London, 1959: no. 139, 384.
2003
Gross, Suzanne and Suzanne Boorsch. Degas: Defining the Modernist Edge. New Haven, 2003: 24-25, fig. 7.