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Lower left: E Degas


1894, possibly Théodore Duret (b. 1838 - d. 1927), Paris; March 19, 1894, possibly Duret sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 14, bought in [see note 1]. 1900, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris [see note 2]; February 10, 1900, sold by Bernheim-Jeune to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 5689); deposited with Cassirer, Berlin; June 10, 1900, returned from Cassirer to Durand-Ruel, Paris; December 19, 1900, deposited with M. Whitaker, Montreal; February 18 or 20, 1901 [see note 3], sold by Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 2464); March 27, 1901, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to Mrs. William H. Moore, New York; April 1, 1901, sold by Mrs. Moore to Durand-Ruel, New York; 1903, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to the MFA for $12,000. (Accession Date: April 28, 1903) NOTES: [1] This painting may be the "Chevaux de courses" by Degas, measuring 32 x 40 cm, bought in Duret's name for 1400 francs. See Merete Bodelson, "Early Impressionist Sales 1874 - 94 in the light of some unpublished 'procès-verbaux,'" Burlington Magazine, June, 1968, p. 346. [2] The following provenance (between 1900 and 1903) comes from a letter from Charles Durand-Ruel to Angelica Rudenstine of the MFA (February 13, 1964; in MFA curatorial file) and Jean Sutherland Boggs et al., "Degas at the Races" (exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 250, cat. no. 49. [3] Boggs et al. (as above, n. 2) give the date of the sale as February 18; Charles Durand-Ruel gives the date as February 20.

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S. A. Denio Collection—Sylvanus Adams Denio Fund and General Income

1871, possibly reworked in 1874


34.0 x 41.9 cm (13 3/8 x 16 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas