Seated Woman Wiping Left Hip

(c. 1896-1911/cast 1919-1924)

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

Bronze, 17 7/8 X 18 3/4 X 11 1/2 IN. (45.5 X 47.5 X 29.3 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.1301

Provenance:
Galerie Hébrard, Paris
David Bright, Beverly Hills, California, to 1963
Marlborough Fine Art, London, to 18 February 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 18 February 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
IONA COLLEGE, New Rochelle, New York. "Creative Arts Festival," 1-4 April 1964.
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. 54, ill. p. 55; separate catalogue for Japan, no. 7, p. 53, ill. p. 54. 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.
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. 71, p. 28, ill. pp. 138-39. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 71, p. 157, ill. 83. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
MILLARD, CHARLES. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976), fig. 137, pp. 26, 109 (not HMSG cast).
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 71, pp. 180-81.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 67, p. 185.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 54, E, p. 37.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection