Woman Stretching

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

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

Bronze, 14 5/16 x 8 3/16 x 6 1/16 in. (36.4 x 20.9 x 15.3 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1300

Hotel Drouet, Paris (per Helen Serger, director of La Boetie)
La Boetie, New York
Paula Mailman Cooper, New York, to 28 March 1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 28 March 1962-17 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. 118.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
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, 1955), no. 64, p. 27, ills. p. 129. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture, The Complete Works (New York: Abrams, 1956), no. 64, p. 156, p. 66/67.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), pp. 680-681, ill. p. 101, fig. 127.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy FIne Arts, 1990), no. 64, pp. 166-67.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculpture (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 66, p. 184.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 53, E, p. 36.

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