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Charcoal, charcoal wash, and touches of red and yellow and pale blue pastel, with stumping and erasing, on buff wove tracing paper, pieced and laid down on sulphite board
57 × 40.8 cm (22 1/2 × 16 1/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer
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Carl O. Schniewind, Drawings Old & New (Chicago, 1946), pp. 11, no. 11.
Ira Maskowitz, Great Drawings of all Time 3 (New York, 1962), no. 791 (ill).
Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century 2 (Chicago, 1979), p. 45, no. 2G9.
Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas (Chicago, 1996), pp. 63, 103 (ill.), and 111, pl. 32.
Oakland, Calif., Mills College Art Gallery, “European Master Drawings of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” February 19-March 29, 1939, cat. 23; traveled to the Seattle Art Museum, April 5-May 7, 1939.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings Old and New,” 1946, pp. 11-12, cat. 11, pl. XIX, cat. by Carl O. Schniewind.
Washington, D.C., Phillips Memorial Gallery, “Loan Exhibitions of Drawings and Pastels by Edgar Degas,” 1947, cat. 1.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, cat. 105.
Paris, Musée du Louvre, “Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso,” October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 559 (ill.).
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, “Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago,” February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 126-127, cat. 60 (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Degas in The Art Institute of Chicago,” July 19-September 23, 1984, pp. 186-187, cat. 90 (ill.), cat. by Richard R. Brettell and Suzanne Folds McCullagh.
Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, “Degas,” 1988, p. 602, cat. 388 (ill.); only traveled to the Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada, Ottawa, June 16-August 28, 1988, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 27, 1988-January 8, 1989.
London, The National Gallery, “Degas: Beyond Impressionism,” May 22-August 26, 1996, pp. 84, 188, 192-193, and 298, cat. 15 (ill.), cat. by Richard Kendall; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, September 28, 1996-January 5, 1997.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, “Degas and the Nude”, October 9, 2011 - February 5, 2012, pp. 188, 191, 213 fig. 204, cat. by George T. M. Shackelford, Xavier Rey, et.al.; traveled to Paris, Musée d’Orsay, March 12 - July 5, 2012.
Estate of the artist [Lugt 658]; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, December 11-13, 1918, lot 307 (ill.). Durand-Ruel, New York, by February 19, 1939 [Oakland, Calif. 1939]. Sold by Jacques Seligmann and Company, New York to the Art Institute, 1945.
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