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upper left plate: Lepic Degas

Marks and Labels

lower left, in plate, mark of plate manufacturer: H. GODARD / RUE DE LA HUCHETTE 27 / PARIS [printed upside down and in reverse]; a negative iteration of the same manufacturer's mark is visible at the upper right corner of the composition.

Provenance

Ambroise Vollard [1867-1939], Paris; Henri M. Petiet [1894-1980], Paris; purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], 1950; gift to NGA, 1964.

Exhibition History
1968
Degas Monotypes. Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 1968, no. 1.
1973
Fortieth Anniversay Exhibition, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 1973-1974, no cat.
1982
Lessing J. Rosenwald, Tribute to a Collector. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1982., no. 66, repro.
1984
Degas: The Dancers, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1984-1985, no. 17, repro.
1988
Degas, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988-1989. no. 150, repro.
1995
Prints by James McNeill Whistler and His Contemporaries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995, no cat.
2001
The Unfinished Print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001, repro. (fig. 36).
2014
Degas's Little Dancer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2014-2015, brochure, fig. 11.
2016
Degas: A Strange New Beauty, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2016.
Bibliography
1967
Janis, Eugenia Parry. "The Role of Monotype in the Working Method of Degas--II," The Burlington Magazine. 109.767: 72
1967
Janis, Eugenia Parry. "The Role of Monotype in the Working Method of Degas--I," The Burlington Magazine. 109.766: 21-22 (fig. 45), n.13.
1968
Janis, Eugenia Parry, compiler. Degas Monotypes; essay, catalogue, and checklist. Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, 1968.
1984
Shackelford, George. Degas: The Dancers. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1984: no. 17.
1992
Boggs, Jean Sutherland and Anne F. Maheux. Degas PastelsNew York, 1992: 28-29, fig. 2/10.
1992
National Gallery of Art, Washington. Washington, D.C., 1992: 323, repro.
1995
Callen, Anthea. The Spectacular Body: Science, Method, and Meaning in the Work of Degas, New Haven and London, 1995: no. 49.
1995
Fichner-Rathus, Lois. Understanding Art. 4th ed. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1995: 118.
2014
Jones, Kimberly A. Degas/Cassat. Exh. Cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2014: 108-109, fig. 8.
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