Bronze. On irregular rough base, caster's seal and 22/L at back, signed in center. Left forefoot raised, head down.
degas (inscribed, middle of base)
Foundry mark (stamped): Cire Perdue A. A. Hébrard 22/L (incised)
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:  Sara Campbell, "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes," Apollo 142 (August, 1995), p. 22, L, citing Anne Pingeot's recordings of the Hébrard archives.
Bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean