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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; bequest 1999 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Edgar Degas 1834-1917: Original Wax Sculptures, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York, 1955, no. 9, repro., as Horse Clearing an Obstacle.
Sculpture by Degas, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1956.
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 118, repro.


Borel, Pierre. Les Sculptures inédites de Degas. Geneva, 1949: 9, repro.
Rewald, John. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works. Translated by John Coleman and Noel Moulton. New York, 1956: no. IX.
Millard, Charles W. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas. Princeton, 1976: 21, 23, 59, 100-102, fig. 66.
McCarty, John. "A Sculptor's Thoughts on the Degas Waxes." In Essays in Honor of Paul Mellon, Collector and Benefactor, edited by John W. Wilmerding, 217-225. Washington, D.C., 1986: 219, 220, repro. (radiograph).
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 43, repro.
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 34, no. 48.
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 215, 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. 11, 96-99, color repro.
Conservation Division's Fiftieth Anniversary Committee. "Innovation and Collaboration: Fifty Years of Conservation at the National Gallery." Art for the Nation no. 66 (Fall 2022): 10-11, fig.12-13.

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