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Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Paris.
The Lefevre Gallery, London.
Sam Salz, Inc., New York.
Acquired from the above by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney F. Brody, 1 November 1955.
Please see the Special Payment Instructions for Brody Evening Sale Lots 1-28 which are printed in the Saleroom Notice for Lot 1 above.
Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody
J. Rewald, Degas: Works in Sculpture, New York, 1944, p. 28, no. LXXIII (original wax model illustrated; another cast illustrated, p. 143).
J. Rewald, Degas: Sculpture, the Complete Works, New York, 1956, pp. 89 and 157, no. LXXIII (illustrated, p. 89).
C. Millard, The Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Princeton, 1976, no. 139 (illustrated, p. XX).
R. Thomson, Degas: The Nudes, London, 1988, pp. 210 and 237 (original wax model illustrated, fig. 211).
J. Rewald, Degas's Complete Sculpture, a Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1990, pp. 184-185, no. LXXIII (original wax model illustrated; another cast illustrated).
A. Pingeot, Degas, Sculptures, Paris, 1991, p. 68.
S. Campbell, "Degas, The Sculptures, A Catalogue Raisonné," in Apollo, vol. CXLII, August 1995, pp. 37-38, no. 55 (another cast illustrated).
J.S. Czestochowski and A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, pp. 228-229, no. 55 (original wax model illustrated; another cast illustrated).