Modeled about 1880, cast after 1919
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)
Object Place: Europe, France
13.33 x 10.16 x 17.78 cm (5 1/4 x 4 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze. on rectangular base, neck of wire. Stamped “Cire Perdue A.A. Hebrard: Cast no. 66/J. Signed “Degas” on front corner.
Stamped "Cire Perdue A.A. Hebrard: Cast no. 66/J. Signed Degas on front corner.
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)
 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.
Gift of Mrs. Fiona Davis in memory of her father, George T. Rice