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on wax near right 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. 67, repro.
1956
Sculpture by Degas, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1956.
Bibliography
1944
Rewald, John. Degas, Works in Sculpture: A Complete Catalogue. Translated by John Coleman and Noel Moulton. New York, 1944: no. LXXI, repro.
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. LXXI.
1976
Millard, Charles W. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas. Princeton, 1976: 26, 32 n. 29, 78, 109, fig. 137.
1986
Degas: Scultore. Exh. cat. Centro Mostre di Firenze [Palazzo Strozzi, Florence], 1986: no. 54, fig. 54a.
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. 67, repro.
1992
Barbour, Daphne. "Degas's Wax Sculptures from the Inside Out." The Burlington Magazine 84, no. 1077 (December 1992): 800-801, figs. 31, 32, 34 (radiograph).
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. 54.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 227, 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. 53, 302-306, color repro.
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