Dancer Holding Right Foot in Right Hand

(c. 1890-1911)/(cast 1919-1921)

Edgar Degas, French, b. Paris, 1834–1917

Bronze, 19 3/4 x 15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (50.2 x 38.2 x 27.7 cm) on base

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.1284

Provenance:
Walther Halvorsen
Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York, by 6 December 1922 to October 1925.
Ferargil Galleries, New York, by 26 October 1925
--listed Ferargil inventories in June 1929, June 1939, and May 1942
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, probably by 1951 to 21 June 1955
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 21 June 1955-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
DURAND-RUEL GALLERY, New York. "Exhibition of Bronzes by Degas," 6-27 December 1922, no. 30.
FERARGIL GALLERY, New York. "Edgar Degas Sculpture," 26 October-5 November 1925 (see Ferargil Bulletin 2/2, October 1926).
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "Sculpture by Painters," 20 November-15 December 1951, no. 26.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 18. Tour: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 111, ill. p. 41.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 126 p. 101, p. 680.
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Northampton, Massachusetts. "Degas and the Dance," 5 April-27 May 1979, no. 37.
OKLAHOMA MUSEUM OF ART, Oklahoma City. "Sculptures from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," 9 August 1984-9 August 1985 (no cat.).
DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS, Memphis. "Degas and His Friends," 13 September-26 October 1986, no. 7, p. 70.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (organizer). "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum." TOUR: TAPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, China, 25 March-28 May 1995, p. 48, ill. p. 49; separate catalogue for Japan, no. 4, ill. p. 51. TOUR: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan, 1 July-6 August 1995; ODAKYU MUSEUM, Tokyo, 9 August-28 August 1995; IWAKI CITY ART MUSEUM, 23 September-5 November 1995; TAKAMATSU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, 10 November-10 December 1995.
See file for further info.

Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue (New York: Pantheon, 1944), no. 62, p. 27, ill. p. 128. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 62, p. 155, fig. 21. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 680, ill. 126 p. 101.
MILLARD, CHARLES W. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976), p. 19.
UNSINGED. "Exhibitions," The Dixon Gallery & Gardens (September/October 1986), ill. p. 2.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 62, p. 162.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 30, p. 167.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 68, B, p. 44.

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