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DEGAS, Edgar

Paris 1834 - Paris 1917

[1 cire] Danseuse, arabesque ouverte sur la jambe droite, bras gauche en avant, deuxième étude

[1 wax] Arabesque over the Right Leg, Left Arm in Front

c. 1885-1890

yellow-brown wax, metal frame

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 11 34 x 15 1116 x 4 34; metal frame: 15 34 x 20 78 x 14; height (of figure): 11 1116 in.

Acc. No.: 1999.80.23

Credit Line: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • The artist [1834-1917]
  • His heirs
  • Paris, Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard [1865-1937]
  • Paris, his daughter, Nelly Hébrard [1904-1985]
  • 1955, consigned to M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York
  • 1956, May, purchased by Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia
  • 1999, bequest to NGA

Bibliography

  • Museum’s website, October 30, 2012
  • 1991 Pingeot
    Anne Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Paris, 1991, no. 2
  • 1995 Campbell
    Sara Campbell, "Degas' Bronzes - Introduction and a Catalogue," Apollo, vol. 142, no. 402, August 1995, no. 1
  • 1995 Pingeot
    Anne Pingeot, "The casting of Degas' sculptures: Completing the story", Apollo, 142, August 1995, p. 60-63
  • 2002 Czestochowski and Pingeot
    Joseph S. Czestochowski and Anne Pingeot, Degas Sculptures: Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, International Arts, 2002, p. 122-123
  • 2010 Lindsay, Barbour, Sturman
    Suzanne Glover Lindsay, 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. 29, p. 194-200, color repro.

Exhibitions

  • Museum’s website, October 30, 20112

    1955 New York
    Edgar Degas 1834-1917: Original Wax Sculptures, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York, 1955, no. 37.

    1956 Richmond
    Sculpture by Degas, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1956

    1991 Washington
    Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, unnumbered catalogue, color repro.