Arabesque over Right Leg
modeled between 1880 and 1895, cast in bronze after 1919
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)
Object Place: Europe, France
27.3 x 40.64 cm (10 3/4 x 16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze. Right leg on rough base on thin rectangle with caster’s seal at corner, 1/B across. Left arm and leg stretched horizontally. Rough texture.
degas (inscribed, top right of base by foot)
foundry mark (stamped):
A. A. Hebrard
Before 1936, sold by A. A. Hébrard et Cie, Paris, to Walther Halvorsen, New York [see note 1]. 1921, possibly sold by Durand-Ruel, New York [see note 2]. 1979, bequest of Margarett Williams Sargent McKean (b. 1892 - d. 1978), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1979)
 According to notes 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.
 See 1992 letter from Norton Simon Museum staff, in curatorial file.
Bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean