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Dancers Resting

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Inscription

Lower left: degas

Provenance

Goupil and Cie., Paris; Ivan Shchukin, Moscow; November 21, 1898, sold to Durand-Ruel, Paris; October 6, 1900, sold by Durand-Ruel (stock no. 2070) to Harris Whittemore, Naugatuck, Connecticut; by 1913, Durand-Ruel, Paris; 1913, sold by Durand-Ruel to Hannah M. Edwards (d. 1929), Boston; 1929, by inheritance to Grace Edwards (d. 1938); 1939, bequest of Hannah M. Edwards. [see note 1] (Accession Date: October 11, 1939) NOTES: [1] Siblings Robert (d. 1924), Hannah (d. 1929), and Grace (d. 1938) Edwards were each collectors of art, who seemed to have had joint ownership of the objects in their possession. When Robert died, he bequeathed his collection to the MFA in memory of their mother, Juliana Cheney Edwards. In 1925, after his death, part of his collection was acquired by the Museum, and the remainder went to his sisters, with the understanding that the objects would ultimately be left to the MFA in the collection begun in memory of their mother. The collections of Hannah and Grace were left to the MFA in 1939, following Grace's death. It is not always possible to determine exactly which paintings each sibling had owned.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

1881–85

Dimensions

49.8 x 58.4 cm (19 5/8 x 23 in.)

Accession Number

39.669

Medium or Technique

Pastel on paper mounted on cardboard

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pastels