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Inscription

by later hand, upper center verso in graphite: 15; by later hand, along right edge of verso in green pencil: 49 x 36% / vert vif / ppt s/c / (not deciphered) / autour / (not deciphered)

Provenance

Atelier Degas (Lugt 657), Paris; Collection René de Gas, Paris, until 1927; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 November 1927, no. 21, repr.); Collection Pellet, Paris; (sale, Palais Galliera, Paris, 29 November 1972, no. 38, repr.); Otto Wertheimer; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA, 1972; gift to NGA, 1999.

Exhibition History
1998
Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, no. 22.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000.
2012
Impressionism: Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings. Albertina, Vienna, 2012 (not in catalogue).
Bibliography
1946
Lemoisne, Paul André. Degas et son oeuvre. 4 vols. Paris: Arts et metiers graphiques, 1946-1949. Vols. 2 and 3, 1946. Reprinted in 5 vols., New York and London, 1984.
1961
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. 3rd rev. ed., New York, 1961: 140.
1984
Lemoisne, Paul-André. Degas et son Oeuvre 5 vols. New York, 1984: 72-73, no. 144.
1999
"The Mellon Gift to the National Gallery of Art, Washington." Apollo 150, no. 454 (December 1999): 13, fig. 4.