The Bow

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

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

Bronze, 13 1/4 X 7 1/4 X 8 3/8 IN. (33.6 X 18.3 X 21.2 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.1302

Provenance:
Fine Arts Associates, New York
Larry Aldrich, New York, by 1959
Parke-Bernet, New York, Sale 2220, 30 October 1963, no. 7, ill. p. 7
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 30 October 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Richmond. "Paintings and Sculpture Collected by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Aldrich," 16 January-1 March 1959, cat. Tour: ATLANTA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERIES.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "The Aldrich Collection," no. 64, ill. Tour: PHILBROOK ART CENTER, Tulsa, 1-30 October 1960; DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 15 November-15 December; DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPAL ART, Los Angeles, 5-31 January 1961; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 15 February-15 March; SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 5-30 April; ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO, 20 May-20 June; MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, East Lansing, 5 July-31 July; DE CORDOVA AND DANA MUSEUM, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 15 August-30 October; ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART, New York, 15 November-17 December; ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Pennsylvania, 1-30 January 1962; TUSCON FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION, Arizona, 15 February-15 March; CITY ART MUSEUM, St. Louis, 1-30 April; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 15 May-17 June.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington, DC. (Great Hall): 1974; extended loan.
HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Japan. "Sculpture by Master Painters," 30 June-29 July 1979, no. 11. TOUR: UENO ROYAL MUSEUM, Tokyo, 20 April-20 May 1979 (separate catalogue; no. 7, ill.); NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, Osaka, 25 May-24 June, 1979; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kamakura, 11 August-9 September, 1979; HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, 29 September-21 October, 1979.

Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue (New York: Pantheon, 1944): no. 53, p. 26, ill. p. 117. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1956): no. 53, p. 153, pl. 45. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 53, pp. 144-45.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 31, pp. 167-68.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 34, Q, pp. 27-28.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection