Horse Walking

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


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

12.7 x 20.95 cm (5 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.508

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze. On rough rectangular base, caster’s seal in corner, 66/1 incised at left. Signed on opposite corner. Rough texture, neck of wire.

Provenance

March 12, 1926, sold by A. A. Hébrard et Cie, Paris, to Quincy Adams Shaw McKean (b. 1891 - d. 1971), Boston [see note 1]; by descent to his wife, Margarett Williams Sargent McKean (b. 1892 - d. 1978); 1979, bequest of Margarett Williams Sargent McKean to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1979)

NOTES:
[1] According to notes, in which his name is given as "M. Shaw Mac Keen", 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.

Credit Line

Bequest of Margarett Sargent McKean