Bronze. Right leg on rough base on thin rectangle with caster's seal at corner, 1/B across. Left arm and leg stretched horizontally. Rough texture.
degas (inscribed, top right of base by foot)
foundry mark (stamped): Cire Perdue A. A. Hebrard 1/B (incised)
Before 1936, sold by A. A. Hébrard et Cie, Paris, to Walther Halvorsen, New York [see note 1]. 1921, possibly sold by Durand-Ruel, New York [see note 2]. 1979, bequest of Margarett Williams Sargent McKean (b. 1892 - d. 1978), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1979) NOTES:  According to notes from the Hébrard archives, published in Anne Pingeot's Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale Éditions/Reunion des musées nationaux, 1991). In 1918 Hébrard signed a contract with the heirs of Edgar Degas to produce and sell bronze castings of the artist's sculptures.  See 1992 letter from Norton Simon Museum staff, in curatorial file.
Bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean