Bronze. On very rough base, signed by left rear foot, caster's seal other back corner. Forefeet and tail raised.
October 31, 1923, sold by A. A. Hébrard et Cie, Paris, to Quincy Adams Shaw McKean (b. 1891 - d. 1971), Boston [see note 1]; by descent to his wife, Margarett Williams Sargent McKean (b. 1892 - d. 1978), Boston; 1973, gift of Margarett Williams Sargent McKean to the MFA. (Accession date: January 9, 1974) NOTES:  According to notes, in which his name is given as "M. Schan McKean", 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.
Centennial Gift of Mrs. Margarett Sargent McKean