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DEGAS, Edgar

Paris 1834 - Paris 1917

[68 cire] Danseuse faisant le mouvement de tenir son pied

[68 wax] Dancer Holding Her Right Foot in Her Right Hand

possibly 1900-1911

brown wax and plastiline

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): overall without base: 9 1316 x 9 12 x 14 1316;height (of figure): 18 516 in.

on wax behind left foot: Degas

Acc. No.: 1985.64.53

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
  • 1985, gift to NGA

Bibliography

  • Museum’s website, October 29, 2012
  • 1991 Pingeot
    Anne Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Paris, 1991, no. 30
  • 1994 NGA Catalogue
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1994, p. 66, repro.
  • 1995 Campbell
    Sara Campbell, "Degas' Bronzes - Introduction and a Catalogue," Apollo, vol. 142, no. 402, August 1995, no. 68
  • 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. 254-255
  • 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, 246-249, color repro.

Exhibitions

  • 1955 New York
    Edgar Degas 1834-1917: Original Wax Sculptures, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York, 1955, no. 58

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

    1965 Washington
    Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.