Horse Walking

French (Paris)
19th century
Modeled about 1880, cast after 1919
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

13.33 x 10.16 x 17.78 cm (5 1/4 x 4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

1974.589

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze. on rectangular base, neck of wire. Stamped “Cire Perdue A.A. Hebrard: Cast no. 66/J. Signed “Degas” on front corner.

Inscription

Stamped "Cire Perdue A.A. Hebrard: Cast no. 66/J. Signed Degas on front corner.

Provenance

May 27, 1931, sold by A. A. Hébrard et Cie, Paris, to "M. Reice (américain)" [see note 1], possibly George T. Rice [see note 2]. By 1973, Henry F. Davis and Fiona Davis, Westwood, MA; 1974, gift of Fiona Davis to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1974)

NOTES:
[1] 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.
[2] See 1992 letter from Norton Simon Museum staff, in curatorial file.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Fiona Davis in memory of her father, George T. Rice