Pregnant Woman

(c. 1896-1911/cast 1919-1925)

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

Bronze, 17 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (43.2 x 19.2 x 13.4 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.1415

Provenance:
Galerie Hébrard, Paris, to 1926
[Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin, 1926]
[Max Kaganovitch, Paris, probably 1920s-1958]
[Hanover Gallery, London, to 9 July 1958]
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 9 July 1958-31 August 1981
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Exhibition History:
GALERIE FLECHTHEIM, Berlin. "Das Plastische Werk von Edgar Degas," May 1926, no. 57, cat. by Curt Glaser and Wilhelm Hausenstein. TOUR: MODERNE GALERIE (Thannhauser), Munich, July-August 1926; GALERIE ARNOLD, Dresden, September 1926.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION TRAVELING EXHIBITION SERVICE, Washington, DC. "Generations," 28 May 1987-15 May 1988, no. 14, p. 263, ill. p. 24.
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. 58, ill. p. 59; separate catalogue for Japan, no. 9, ill. p. 55. TOUR: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan, 1 July-6 August 1995; ODAKYU MUSEUM, Tokyo, 9-28 August; IWAKI CITY ART MUSEUM, 23 September-5 November; TAKAMATSU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, 10 November-10 December.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SANTA FE. "Explorations in Bronze: Degas and Contemporary New Mexico Sculptors," 10 June-18 September 2005.
STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK INSTITUTE, Williamstown, Massachusetts. "Picasso Looks at Degas," 13 June-12 September 2010, fig. 228, ill. p. 206; p. 339. TOUR: MUSEE PICASSO, Barcelona, 14 October-16 January 2011.
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART, Florida. "Degas: Form, Movement and the Antique," 12 March-19 June 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. 63, p. 27, ill. p. 128. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 63, p. 155, pl. 65. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
MILLARD, CHARLES W. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1976), p. 113, fig. 127.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's Complete Sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990), no. 63, pp. 164-165.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculptures (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 57, p. 180.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 24, O, p. 23.
FITZGERALD, MICHAEL. "The Endless Conversation," Wall Street Journal (15 July 2010), p. D6.
ROSENBERG, KAREN. "Who's the Voyeur Now, Picasso?," New York Times (27 August 2010), p. C19.

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