Dancer Holding Right Foot in Right Hand

(1896/cast c. 1919-1932)

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

Bronze, 20 7/8 x 13 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (52.9 x 34.5 x 18.5 cm) on base

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

Accession Number: 66.1285

Provenance:
[Max Kaganovitch, Paris probably from the estate of the Artist, ca. 1955]
Hanover Gallery, London, to 27 July 1957
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 27 July 1957 - 17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 24 (not on Tour).
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 112, ill. p. 42.
HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Japan. "Sculpture by Master Painters," 30 June-29 July 1979, no. 8. TOUR: UENO ROYAL MUSEUM, Tokyo, 20 April-20 May 1979; NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, Osaka, 25 May-24 June, 1979; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kamakura, 11 August-9 September, 1979; HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, 29 September-21 October, 1979.
BARBARA MATHES GALLERY, New York. "Edgar Degas," 23 October-5 December 1999.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa. "The Body Transformed," 15 May - 12 October 2003.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SANTA FE. "Explorations in Bronze: Degas and Contemporary New Mexico Sculptors" 10 June 2005 - 18 September 2005.
DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS, Memphis, Tennessee. "Degas, Forain & Toulouse-Lautrec: Images of Dancers," 13 October 2002-5 January 2003.
ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA, Edmonton. "Degas: Figures in Motion," 22 January-30 May 2010.
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART, Florida. "Degas: Form, Movement and the Antique," 12 March-19 June 2011.

Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue (New York: Pantheon, 1944), no. 65, p. 27, ill. p. 129. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 65, p. 156, fig. 22. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
YOUNG, MAHONRI SHARP. "Letter from the USA: Hirshhorn on the mall," Apollo 100/153 (November 1974), p. 420, ill. no. 5.
UNSIGNED. "Sculpture by Master Painters," Sankei Shimbun, evening edition, Japan (20 April 1979), p. 5.
UNSIGNED. "Sculpture by Master Painters," Sankei Shimbun, evening edition, Japan (27 April 1979), ill. p. 1.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 65, pp. 168-69.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 29, p. 167.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 23, G, p. 22.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection