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DEGAS, Edgar

Paris 1834 - Paris 1917

[11 cire] Cheval marchant au pas relevé

[11 wax] Horse Walking

c. early 1870s

red wax, other materials

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 9 14 × 4 12 × 8 12 in.

in wax base in front of back proper right foot: Degas

Acc. No.: 93.57

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

Photo credit: Image courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1993, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, accessed July 27, 2018
  • 1995 Failing
    Patricia Failing, Authorship and Physical Evidence The Creative Process, Apollo CXLII, no. 402, August 1995, p. 59
  • 1995 Campbell
    Sara Campbell, A Catalogue of Degas Bronzes, Apollo CXLII, no. 402, August 1995, p. 16
  • 1998 Boggs
    Jean Boggs, Degas at the Races, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1998, p. 186-188, 261
  • 2002 Czestochowski and Pingeot
    Joseph S. Czestochowski and Anne Pingeot, Degas Sculptures: Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, International Arts, 2002, p. 78
  • 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. 229-231
  • 2010 Lindsay
    Suzanne Glover Lindsay, Edgar Degas Sculpture, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 2010, p. 369

Exhibitions

  • 1998 Washington
    A Day at the Races: Manet, Degas, and Images of the Horse, Washington, National Gallery of Art, April 12-July 12, 1998

Comment

  • Museum's website, accessed July 27, 2018:
    The dating of Degas’ waxes is difficult. The artist’s interest in horses date from his initial studies made at the racecourse at Longchamp in the late 1860s. These early sketches led to many paintings and sculptures of horses.