Charcoal and wetted charcoal, with stumping, on tan wove tracing paper, pieced, and laid down on cream wove card (with accidental mark in blue crayon at right)
Inscribed verso, upper center, in blue pencil: "1578 / Ph532"
528 × 497 mm
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
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Paul-André Lemoisne, Degas et son œuvre, vol. 3 (P. Brame et C.M. De Hauke, 1946), under no. 996.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), p. 128, cat. 89 (ill.).
Cambridge, Mass., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Dec. 1967–Mar. 1968.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, “Edgar Degas: The Reluctant Impressionist,” June 20–Sept. 1, 1974, cat. 86.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 128, cat. 89 (ill.).
Estate of the artist [stamp (Lugt 658) recto, lower left, in red]; sold, 3rd Degas estate sale [stamp (Lugt 657) verso, center on mount, in red], Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Apr. 7–9, 1919, lot 231, as Groupe de danseuses en maillot, to Cottevielle [annotated sale cat., Getty Research Institute]. Marcel Guiot, Paris, Mar. 1966. Sold, Reid Gallery, London, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA.; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
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