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Head of a Woman (Mlle Salle)

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Provenance

After 1919, cast by A. A. Hébrard and consigned to Walther Halvorsen (b. 1887 - d. 1972), Paris and London [see note 1]. 1922, Durand-Ruel, New York. 1925, Ferargil Galleries, New York. By 1962, Margarett Sargent McKean (b. 1892 - d. 1978), Boston; 1979, bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1979) NOTES: [1] Information about the provenance (before 1962) is taken from Sara Campbell, "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142, no. 402 (August, 1995): 24, no. 27B.

Credit Line

Bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean

French, modeled in 1892, cast in bronze after 1919

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (without base): 25.5 x 15.3 x 19.2 cm (10 1/16 x 6 x 7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.509

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture