Woman Washing Left Leg

(1896-1911/cast c. 1919-1932)

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

Bronze, 7 3/4 x 6 x 7 5/8 in. (19.7 x 15.1 x 19.4 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1286

Provenance:
Estate of the Artist, c. 1923-1955
Peridot Gallery, New York, 1955-9 November 1957
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 9 November 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. 19, ill. p. 16. Not on tour.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection, 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 113.
HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Hakone, Japan (organizer). Sculpture by Master Painters, April-October 1979, no. 9. TOUR: UENO ROYAL MUSEUM, Tokyo, 20 April-20 May; NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, Osaka, 25 May-24 June; HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, 30 June-29 July 1979; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kamakura, 11 August-9 September 1979; HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, Hiroshima, 29 September-21 October.
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, Atlanta, Georgia. "Degas and America: The Early Collectors," 28 February-27 May 2001, no. 84, p. 239, ill. TOUR: MINNEAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART, 19 June-9 September.
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 Catalouge (New York: Pantheon, 1944), no. 68, p. 28, ill. p. 132-3. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 68, p. 156, pl. 81 and 82. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
UNSIGNED. "Sculpture by Master Painters," Sankei Shimbun, evening edition, Japan (20 April 1979), ill. p. 5.
UNSIGNED. "Sculpture by Master Painters," Sankei Shimbun, evening edition, Japan (27 April 1979), p. 1.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990) no. 68, pp. 174-75, 199.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 64, pp. 183-84.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 61, C, p. 40.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection