Bronze. On rough rectangular base, caster's seal in corner, 66/1 incised at left. Signed on opposite corner. Rough texture, neck of wire.
March 12, 1926, 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); 1979, bequest of Margarett Williams Sargent McKean to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1979) NOTES:  According to notes, in which his name is given as "M. Shaw Mac Keen", 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.
Bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean