French Sculpture Census

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DEGAS, Hilaire Germain Edgar de GAS, dit Edgar
Paris 1834 - Paris 1917

Exécutant: Hébrard, A.A.

[10/Q] Cheval en marche
[10/Q] Horse Walking

fondu vers 1919-1921 d'après un original en cire du début des années 1870

statue(tte) équestre
21.27 × 9.84 × 26.04
sur la base en bronze : Degas
marquue de fondeur : 10/Q
trois étiquettes collées au-dessous de la base

N° d'inv. : 93.53
Credit Line : Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


  • Paris, Galerie Max Kaganovitch
  • 1951, Berne, Kunstmuseum, Degas
  • 1963, New York, M. Knoedler & Co.
  • 1993, don au Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Collection de M. et Mme Paul Mellon


  • Museum's website, accessed July 27, 2018
  • 1995 Campbell
    Sara Campbell, A Catalogue of Degas Bronzes, Apollo CXLII, no. 402, August 1995, p. 15-16
  • 1997 Barriault
    Anne B. Barriault, Selections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1997, p. 74, 75, repr.
  • 2001 Dumas and Brenneman
    Ann Dumas, David A. Brenneman, Degas: the early collectors, Atlanta, High Museum of Art, 2001, p. 228-229
  • 2002 Czestochowski and Pingeot
    Joseph S. Czestochowski and Anne Pingeot, Degas Sculptures: Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, International Arts, 2002, p. 140-141
  • 2007 Barriault
    Anne B. Barriault with Kay M. Davidson, Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007, p. 266-267, repr.
  • 2009 Campbell
    Sara Campbell, Degas in the Norton Simon Museum. Nineteenth Century Art, New Haven & London, Yale University Press with Norton Simon Art Foundation, 2009, Vol II, p. 232-234, 510


  • 1951-1952 Bern
    Degas, introduction by Fritz Schmalenbach and Max Huggler, Bern, Kunstmuseum, 25 November 1951-13 January 1952, No.190
  • 2016 Richmond/Middleburg
    The French Horse from Géricault to Picasso: Works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, University of Richmond, March 3-April 25, 2016; Middleburg, The National Sporting Library & Museum, May 6-July 31, 2016


Museum's website, August 1, 2018:
Though Degas was known as a painter, his dealer Paul Durand-Ruel once noted, “Whenever I called on Degas I was almost sure to find him modeling in clay as painting.” In fact, 150 wax sculptures were found in his studio upon his death—including The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, the only sculpture he exhibited publicly. At the urging of his heirs and friends, these works were cast in a small edition in bronze soon afterwards.