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Inscription

on top of base in rear left corner: Degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; stamped in same location: HER. 12/D / CIRE PERDUE AAHEBRARD

Marks and Labels

FM: CIRE PERDUE AAHEBRARD

Provenance

(A.A. Hébrard, Paris); Degas heirs; (sale, "Coll. M.X. ...,"[1] Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 November 1964, no. 41); purchased by (Hector Brame, Paris) for Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1978
Degas, Virginia Museum, Richmond, 1978, no. 43.
2005
Breaking the Mold: Sculpture in Paris from Daumier to Rodin, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, 2005-2006, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 139.
Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 20.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 67, repro.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 12.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 145.
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. 21, 162-164, color repro.