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Provenance

Atelier Degas, Paris (4th atelier sale, 7-9 April 1919, no. 227 b). Private collection (sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1965, no. 285a, reproduced); (P & D Colnaghi, London); Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA, until 1999; gift to NGA, 1999.

Exhibition History
1966
French Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 225.
1998
Degas at the Races, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, no. 68.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000.
2001
Forma. El ideal clásico en el arte moderno, Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2001, 68, 75, 204, no. 21.
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.
1998
Degas at the Races. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998: no. 68.
2000
"Gifts and Acquisitions." NGA Bulletin 23 (Spring 2000): 5-6 (reproduced).