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Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer

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Bronze. Figure of a girl ballet dancer. Tulle skirt.

Provenance

Possibly Jeanne Févre, Nice, France [see note 1]. 1938, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York; 1938, sold by Harriman Gallery to the MFA for $3400. (Accession Date: December 8, 1938) NOTES: [1] Mlle. Févre was Degas's niece; this information comes from notes in the MFA curatorial file but has not been verified.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund and Contributions from William Claflin and William Emerson

La petite danseuse de quatorze ans

French, original model 1878–81, cast after 1921

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Total height: 103.7 cm; Height of Figure: 98 cm; Height of base: 5.7 cm; width of base 45.5 cm; depth of base: 46.5 cm

Accession Number

38.1756

Medium or Technique

Bronze, gauze and satin

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture