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on wax along outside of left foot: Degas; carved on top of wood base: 73


The artist [1834-1917]; his heirs;[1] Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard [1865-1937], Paris;[2] his daughter, Nelly Hébrard [1904-1985], Paris;[3] consigned 1955 to (M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York); purchased May 1956 by Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Edgar Degas 1834-1917: Original Wax Sculptures, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York, 1955, no. 43 (repro. is mis-labelled as no. 42; the repro. labelled as no. 43 is also mis-labelled and is actually a repro. of no. 53).
Sculpture by Degas, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1956.
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.


Rewald, John. Degas, Works in Sculpture: A Complete Catalogue. Translated by John Coleman and Noel Moulton. New York, 1944: 99, no. XLIV, repro.
Rewald, John. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works. Translated by John Coleman and Noel Moulton. New York, 1956: no. XLIV.
Degas: Scultore. Exh. cat. Centro Mostre di Firenze [Palazzo Strozzi, Florence], 1986: no. 5, repro.
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 11, repro.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 67, repro.
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 5.
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 131, repro.
Lindsay, Suzanne Glover, Daphne S. Barbour, and Shelley G. Sturman. Edgar Degas Sculpture. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2010: no. 27, 186-190, color repro.

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