Dancer Moving Forward, Arms Raised

(c. 1882-1898)/(cast c. 1919-1931)

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

Bronze, 13 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 6 in. (35 x 17.5 x 15.1 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1291

Provenance:
Galerie Hébrard, Paris
[unknown collection]
Peridot Gallery, New York, probably 1955 to 6 May 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 6 May 1958-17 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. 23 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; 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. 109.
J.B. SPEED ART MUSEUM, Louisville. "The Figure in Sculpture 1885-1965," 15 October-28 November 1965, no. 2.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 80 p. 66, 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. 46, ill. p. 47; separate catalogue for Japan, no. 3, 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.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, Canberra. "Degas: Master of French Art," 12 December 2008-22 Mar 2009.
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.
PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC. "Degas's Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint," 1 October 2011-8 January 2012, no. 25, p. 76, color ill. p. 77; p. 131.
FONDATION BEYELER, Riehen, Switzerland. “Degas: The Late Work,” 30 September 2012-27 January 2013.

Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue (New York: Pantheon, 1944), no. 24, p. 22, ill. p. 76. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 24, p. 146, fig. 8. (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. 80 p. 66.
HANHISALO, JUDITH EVANS. Enjoying Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1983), fig. 154, p. 233.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 24, pp. 86-87.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991): no. 18, p. 161.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 19, F, p. 20.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection