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Inscription

on top of base in corner closest to rear left hoof: Degas [stamped replica of artist's signature]; on top of base in corner closest to rear right hoof: 10 / B and CIRE / PERDUE / AA HEBRARD

Marks and Labels

FM: A.A. Hebrard

Provenance

(A.A. Hébrard, Paris); sold c. 1921 to (Walther Halvorsen), apparently for sale in New York;[1] sold or possibly consigned to (Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York), by 1922; possibly consigned 1923 to (Leicester Galleries, London); possibly consigned 1923 to (Casa Editrice d'Arte Enzo Pinci, Rome); possibly consigned 1924 to (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris); sent 1925 to (Ferargil Galleries, New York);[2] sold 1926 or later to Arthur Bloch [1882-1953], Philadelphia.[3] Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], Jenkintown, Pennsylvania; by inheritance (or possibly a gift) to his wife, Edith G. Rosenwald [1893-1988], Jenkintown;[4] gift 1989 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1922
Exhibition of Bronzes by Degas 1834-1917, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1922, no. 52, as Cheval en marche (les oreilles manquent).
1923
Possibly Exhibition of the Works in Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Leicester Galleries, London, 1923, no. 52, as Cheval en marche (les oreilles manquent).
1923
Possibly La Seconda Biennale Romana, Mostra Internazionale di Belli Arti. Sculture di Edgar Degas 1834-1917, Casa Editrice d'Arte Enzo Pinci, Rome, 1923, no. 52 or no. 55 (different catalogues give different numbers), both as Cavallo di marcha.
1924
Possibly Exposition Degas, au profit de la Ligue franco-anglo-américaine contre le cancer: Peintures, pastels et dessins, sculptures, eaux-fortes, lithographies et monotypes, Galeries Georges Petit (sculpture shown at Galerie A.A. Hébrard), Paris, 1924, no. 305, as Cheval en march (les oreilles manquent).
1925
Exhibition of the Works in Sculpture of Edgar Degas, 1834-1917, Ferargil Galleries, New York, 1925, no. 52, as Horse Walking (Ears missing).
2001
Degas and America: The Early Collectors, High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2001, no. 76, repro.
2007
Déja Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Phoenix Art Museum, 2007-2008, no. 34, fig. 49.
Bibliography
1991
Pingeot, Anne. Degas Sculptures. Paris, 1991: no. 52.
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. 10.
2002
Czestochowski, Joseph S., and Anne Pingeot. Degas--Sculptures. Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes. Memphis, 2002: 141.
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. 3, 72-73, color repro.