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Inscription

on front proper right corner of self-base: Degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; in rear proper left corner of self-base: CIRE/PERDUE/A.A. HEBRARD; stamped adjacent to foundry mark: 64/Q

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. Hebrard

Provenance

(Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard [1865-1937], Paris). Possibly sold or consigned to (Max Kaganovitch, Paris), by 1949; sold 4 September 1951 through (Frankart S.A., Switzerland) to (Alex Reid & Lefèvre, London).[1] Possibly sold to (Curt Valentin, New York);[2] sold 1955 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold 1956 to (Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York).[3] sold, apparently after 1958,[4] to Dr. Hugo Tesoriere; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 24-25 November 1964, 1st day, no. 58); purchased by (Hector Brame, Paris) for Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia;[5] gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1949
Probably Degas, Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Paris, 1949.
1951
Probably Degas, Kunstmuseum, Bern, 1951, no. 204.
1958
Probably An Exhibition of Works by Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas 1834-1917, Los Angeles County Museum, 1958, no. 103, repro.
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. 263.
Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 28.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 66, repro.
1995
Campbell, Sara. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes." Apollo 142 (August 1995): 10-48, no. 64.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 247.
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. 35, 220-221, color repro.