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Artist:Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Medium:Graphite and charcoal heightened with white on pink wove paper;squared for transfer
Dimensions:Sheet: 16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in. (42 x 32cm)
Credit Line:H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Signature: Lower right, graphite: Degas
H. O. Havemeyer; Louisine W. Havemeyer, from 1907; her bequest to MMA 1929
The Grolier Club. "Prints, Drawings, and Bronzes: by Degas," January 26, 1922–February 28, 1922.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The H. O. Havemeyer Collection," March 10–November 2, 1930.
Paris. Cabinet des dessins, Musée du Louvre. "Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Degas in the Metropolitan," February 26–September 4, 1977.
Paris. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais. "Degas," February 9–May 16, 1988.
Ottawa. National Gallery of Canada. "Degas," June 16–August 28, 1988.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Degas," September 27, 1988–January 8, 1989.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection," March 27–June 20, 1993.
Detroit Institute of Arts. "Degas and the Dance," October 20, 2002–January 12, 2003.
Paris. Musée d'Orsay. "Degas à l'Opéra," September 24, 2019–January 19, 2020.
The H.O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art. Privately published, New York, 1931, pp. 186, 187 (il, ill.
Lillian Browse Degas Dancers. Studio Publications, New York, 1949, cat. no. 18, ill.
Louisine W. Havemeyer Sixteen to Sixty, Memoirs of a Collector. New York, 1961, p. 252.
Linda Boyer Gillies "European Drawings in the Havemeyer Collection" Connoisseur. vol. 172, no. 693, November 1969, fig. no. 5, pp. 150, 153, ill.
Jacques Fryszman "French Drawings from the Metropolitan Museum at the Louvre." The Burlington Magazine. 115, no. 849, December 1973, p. 837.
Jacob Bean, Linda Boyer Gillies, Cynthia Lambros, Roseline Bacou, Réunion des Musées Nationaux Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: de David à Picasso 54th Exposition de Cabinet des Dessins Musée du Louvre, 25 octobre 1973–7 janvier 1974. Paris, 1973, cat. no. 34, ill.
Frederick Malins Drawing Ideas of the Masters: Artists' techniques compared and contrasted. Phaidon Press, Oxford, 1981, cat. no. 45, ill.
Frances Weitzenhoffer, University Microfilms International The Creation of the Havemeyer Collection, 1875-1900[Ph.D. diss., CUNY, 1982]. PhD diss., 1982 p. 260.
Frances Weitzenhoffer The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America. New York, 1986, p. 116.
Jean Sutherland Boggs, Douglas Druick, Henri Loyrette, Michael Pantazzi, Gary Tinterow Degas. Ex. cat.: Paris, Ottawa, MMA, 1988-1989. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, National Museums of Canada, New York and Ottawa, 1988-89, cat. no. 136, pp. 242-3, ill.
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Gary Tinterow Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat.: March 27-June 20. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993, cat. no. 208, pp. 42,212,286,3, ill.
Jill DeVonyar, Richard Kendall Degas and the Dance. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts, October 20, 2002-January 12, 2003, Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 12-May 11, 2003. New York, 2002, fig. no. 153, p. 142, ill.
Richard Kendall, Jill DeVonyar "The Class of 1881: Degas, Drawing, and the Little Dancer Aged Fourteen." Master Drawings. vol. 41, no. 2, Summer 2003, Discussed p. 156, cited p. 162 (footnote 19), fig. no. 5, p. 157, ill.
Henri Loyrette Degas at the Opera. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Musée d'Orsay, Washington, DC, 2019, p. 313.
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