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Charcoal, heightened with white chalk, with stumping, on pinkish-gray laid paper with blue fibers (discolored to brownish-gray)
60.7 × 44.8 cm (23 15/16 × 17 11/16 in.)
Bequest of Dr. John J. Ireland
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Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century 2 (Chicago, 1979), pp. 40-41, no. 2F3.
Jill De Vonyar and Richard Kendall, Degas and the Dance (New York, 2002), p. 164, pl. 181.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Degas in The Art Institute of Chicago,” July 19-September 23, 1984, pp. 92-93, cat. 40 (ill.), cat. by Richard R. Brettell and Suzanne Folds McCullagh.
Jackson, Mississippi Museum of Art, “Edgar Degas: The Many Dimensions of a Master French Impressionist,” May 30-July 31, 1994, cat. 74; also traveled to the Dayton Art Institute, August 13-October 9, 1994 and the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, April 2-May 15, 1994.
Estate of the artist, Paris [Lugt 657]; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, December 11-13, 1919, lot 336. Sold by L’Art Français, New York, to John J. Ireland, Chicago, May 23, 1958 [invoice]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1968.
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