Dancer At Rest, Hands On Hips, Right Leg Forward

(c. 1881-1890)/(cast 1919-1925)

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

Bronze, 17 3/8 X 9 7/8 X 7 3/4 IN. (44.1 X 24.9 X 19.5 CM.) INCL. BASE H: 5/8 IN. (1.5 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.1297

Private collection, Stockholm
M. Knoedler, New York, to 19 February 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 19 February 1959-17 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. 20. 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. 108, p. 212.
MARLBOROUGH-GERSON GALLERY, New York. "Artist and Maecenas: A Tribute to Curt Valentin," November-December 1963, no. 17, ill. p. 30.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 79 p. 66, p. 680.
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Northampton, Massachusetts. "Degas and the Dance," 5 April-27 May 1979, no. 31, p. 44.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (organizer). "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum." TOUR: TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, China, 25 March-28 May 1995, p. 44, ill. p. 45; separate catalogue for Japan, no. 2, ill. p. 50. TOUR: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan, 1 July-6 August 1995; ODAKYU MUSEUM, Tokyo, 9 August-28 August; IWAKI CITY ART MUSEUM, 23 September-5 November; TAKAMATSU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, 10 November-10 December.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS. "Degas and the Dance," 18 October 2002-12 January 2003. TOUR: PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, 16 February-11 May.
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. 22, p. 22, ill. pp. 72-73. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 22, p. 145, fig. 6, plates 55, 56. (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, fig. 79 p. 66.
LERNER, ABRAM. Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), no. 21.
MILLARD, CHARLES W. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976), p. 71, fig. 47.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 22 or 24, pp. 82-3.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 24, p. 164.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 63, E, p. 42.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection

We missed you

Share your best Hirshhorn memories with #Hirshhorn. Let’s reunite and make more. Our Museum building is open, Wed-Sun, with a few twists — see what’s new!