Dancer Putting on Stocking

(c. 1896-1911/cast 1919-20)

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

Bronze, 18 x 8 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (45.7 x 22.0 x 19.3 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1290

Provenance:
Galerie Hébrard, Paris (agents for the artist's Estate)
Walther Halvorsen, Paris (and London), February 1921-c.1926
Justin K. Thannhauser, Munich and New York, c.1926-12 April 1945
Parke-Bernet, New York, Thannhauser sale, 12 April 1945, lot 74.
Mrs. Norman K. Winston, New York, 12 April 1945 - c.1957/58
M. Knoedler's, New York, to 3 April 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 3 April 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
GALERIE FLECHTHEIM, Berlin. "Das Plastische Werk von Edgar Degas," May 1926, no. 12, cat. by Curt Glaser and Wilhelm Hausenstein. TOUR: MODERNE GALERIE (Thannhauser), Munich, July-August 1926; GALERIE ARNOLD, Dresden, September 1926.
GALERIE THANNHAUSER, Berlin. "Edgar Degas: Pastelle, Zeichnungen, das Plastische Werk," 1931, no. 12.
Buenos Aires. "Edgar Degas," 1934, no. 12.
STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam. "Random Rodin, Tentoonstelling Honderd Jaar Fransche Sculptuur," July-September 1939, no. 90.
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "Bronzes by Degas, Matisse, Renoir," 19 October-13 November 1943, no. 16.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 22, p. 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. 116.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 124, p. 101, p. 680.
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. 50, ill. p. 51; separate catalogue for Japan, no. 5, ill. p. 52. 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.
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.

Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue (New York: Pantheon, 1944), no. 57, p. 26, ill. p. 122. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 57, p. 154, fig. 19. (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. 124, p. 101.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 57, pp.152-53.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 12, p. 158.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 52, D, p. 36.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection