Woman Arranging Her Hair

(c. 1896-1911)/(cast c. 1930-32)

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

Bronze, 18 3/8 x 9 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (46.7 x 25.3 x 16.9 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1305

Provenance:
Galerie Hébrard, Paris (agents for artist's Estate)
Michel Kellerman, Paris
Marlborough Fine Art, London, to 4 January 1952 (acquired from Kellerman)
Robin Howard, London, 4 January 1952-1 July 1964
Sotheby's, London. Sale, 1 July 1964, lot 113, ill. p. 69
Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1 July 1964 (acting as agent for JHH)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1 July 1964-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 122, p. 100, p. 680.
C.W. POST ART GALLERY, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, Greenvale, New York. "Madame in Her Boudoir," 2 October-29 November 1981.
DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS, Memphis, Tennessee. "Degas and His Friends," 13 September-26 October 1986, no. 6, p. 70.
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. 56, ill. p. 57; separate catalogue for Japan, no. 8, p. 54, ill. p. 55. 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.
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, Atlanta. "Degas and America: The Early Collectors," 28 February-27 May 2001. TOUR: MINNEAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART, 19 June-9 September.
STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK INSTITUTE, Williamstown, Massachusetts. "Picasso Looks at Degas," 13 June-12 September 2010, fig. 205, ill. p. 182; p. 339. TOUR: MUSEE PICASSO, Barcelona, 14 October-16 January 2011.
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. 50, p. 26, ill. pp. 110-12. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 50, p. 152, plate 75. (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. 122 p. 100.
MILLARD, CHARLES W. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976), pp. 69-70, 82-83, fig. 107.
SHAPIRO, MICHAEL. in Bulletin (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) (Spring 1982), p. 14, fig. 7.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 50, pp. 138-39.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 62, p. 182.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 50, T, p. 35.
SMEE, SEBASTIAN. "Lasting Impressions: A Revelatory Show Explores the Career-Long Influence of Degas on Picasso," Boston Globe 277/169 (18 June 2010), p. 19.

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