The Masseuse

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

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

Bronze, 16 3/4 x 15 x 14 in. (42.5 x 38.0 x 35.6 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1299

Provenance:
Mme. A. A. Hebrard (widow of A. A. Hebrard, Galerie Hebrard), Paris
M. Knoedler, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sampliner, New York, to 13 December 1961 (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, sale 2072, lot 34, ill. p. 23)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 13 December 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 110, ill. p. 40.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, p. 681, ills, p. 98, fig. 121.
NATIONAL GALLERY, London. "Degas: Beyond Impressionism," 22 May-18 August 1996, cat. no. 60, ill. p. 245, p. 301. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 28 September 1996-4 January 1997 (loan extended to 12 January 1997).

Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue (New York: Pantheon, 1944), no. 73, p. 28, ills. p. 143. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works (New York: Abrams, 1956), no. 73, p. 157, pl. 89. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
GELDZAHLER, HENRY. "Taste for Modern Sculpture: The Hirshhorn Collection," Art News 61/6 (October 1962), ill. p. 29.
RUBIN, WILLIAM S. "The Hirshhorn Collection at the Guggenheim Museum," Art International 6/9 (November 1962), ill. p. 35.
DEBRAN, JANE. "An Awe-Inspiring Sculpture Display," Brooklyn Eagle (New York, 13 January 1963), ill.
MATES, ROBERT E. Photographing Art (New York: Amphoto, 1966), ill. p. 101.
MATES, ROBERT E. "Photographing Sculpture and Museum Exhibits," Curator 10/2 (June 1967), ill. 98, fig. 5.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Abrams, 1968), p. 66, ill. p. 68, fig. 99.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 680, p. 98, fig. 121.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 73, pp. 184-85.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculpture (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 68, p. 185.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 55, C, p. 37.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection