Picking Apples

(c. 1881)/(cast c. 1919-1932)

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

Bronze, 17 7/8 X 19 X 2 3/4 IN. (45.2 X 48.1 X 6.9 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.1293

Provenance:
[E. Bachmann, New York]
Harold Diamond, New York, to 22 October 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 22 October 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. 28, p. 18 (not on tour).
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 103, p. 212.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 84.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 26 January-13 April 1986, no cat; checklist no. 7HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 26 January-13 April 1986, no cat; checklist no. 4.HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 26 January-13 April 1986, no cat; checklist no. 4..
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. 1, p. 19, ill. p. 33. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works (New York: Abrams, 1956), no. 1, p. 141, fig. 1. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
UNSIGNED. Detroit News (3 May 1959), p. 25.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), pp. 68, 680, ill. 84.
RICHARD, PAUL. "A Matter of Great Relief," Washington Post (3 February 1986), Style, p. B4.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990) no. 1, pp. 44-45.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Scuptures (Paris: Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 1991), no. 72, p. 187.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 37, E, p. 29.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection