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Bronze. On irregular rough base, caster's seal and 22/L at back, signed in center. Left forefoot raised, head down.

Signed

degas (inscribed, middle of base)

Marks

Foundry mark (stamped): Cire Perdue A. A. Hébrard 22/L (incised)

Provenance

February 5, 1924, sold by Hébrard (the founder) to Philip Ainsworth Means (b. 1892 - d. 1944), Boston [see note 1]. Margarett Sargent McKean (b. 1892 - d. 1978), Boston; 1979, bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1979) NOTES: [1] Sara Campbell, "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes," Apollo 142 (August, 1995), p. 22, L, citing Anne Pingeot's recordings of the Hébrard archives.

Credit Line

Bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean

French, 19th century, Modeled between 1881 and 1890, cast after 1919

Object Place

France

Dimensions

18.1 x 27.3 cm (7 1/8 x 10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.506

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture