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on wax near left foot: Degas

Provenance

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
1955
Edgar Degas 1834-1917: Original Wax Sculptures, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York, 1955, no. 65, repro.
1956
Sculpture by Degas, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1956.
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.
Bibliography
1921
Janneau, Guillaume. "Les Sculptures de Degas." La Renaissance de l'Art Français et des Industries de Luxe (July 1921): 354, repro.
1944
Rewald, John. Degas, Works in Sculpture: A Complete Catalogue. Translated by John Coleman and Noel Moulton. New York, 1944: no. LXIX.
1949
Borel, Pierre. Les Sculptures inédites de Degas. Geneva, 1949: n.p., repro.
1956
Rewald, John. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works. Translated by John Coleman and Noel Moulton. New York, 1956: no. LXIX.
1976
Millard, Charles W. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas. Princeton, 1976: 109, fig. 133.
1986
Degas: Scultore. Exh. cat. Centro Mostre di Firenze [Palazzo Strozzi, Florence], 1986: no. 46, fig. 46a.
1988
Boggs, Jean Sutherland, et al. Degas. Exh. cat. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988: no. 381.
1988
Failing, Patricia. "Cast in Bronze: The Degas Dilemma." Art News 87, no. 1 (January 1988): 141.
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 59, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 69, repro.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 46.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 211, repro.
2010
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. 54, 307-310, color repro.
2017
Kendall, Richard. "Degas and Difficulty." In Degas, Daphne Barbour and Suzanne Quillen Lomax, eds. Facture. Conservation, Science, Art History 3 (2017): 17-18, fig. 18.
2017
Kendall, Richard. "Degas and Difficulty." In Degas, Daphne Barbour and Suzanne Quillen Lomax, eds. Facture. Conservation, Science, Art History 3 (2017): 17-18, fig. 18.
2017
Lomax, Suzanne Quillen, Barbara H. Berrie, and Michael Palmer. "Edgar Degas's Wax Sculptures: Characterization and Comparison with Contemporary Practice." In Degas, Daphne Barbour and Suzanne Quillen Lomax, eds. Facture. Conservation, Science, Art History 3 (2017): 50-77, esp. 65.
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