Horse Galloping on Right Foot - Edgar Degas

Horse Galloping on Right Foot

(Paris 1834 - id. 1917)

Bronze with dark brown patina
H. 0,31 m; W. 0,26 m; P. 0,21 m
Stamped with the signature: Degas (Lugt 658)
Numbered and stamped with the foundry mark: 47/HER, cire perdue A.A. Hébrard

Date: ca. 1920-21 (wax original 1880-1890)

Provenance: A. Hébrard, Paris
Famille Hébrard
Collection particulière, France

Exhibited: Lausanne, Palais de Beaulieu, Chefs-d\'oeuvre des collections suisses, de Manet Picasso, May - October 1964, no. 14.
Tokyo, Seibu Museum of Art, Exposition Degas, September - November 1976, no. 82; this exhibition later travelled to Kyoto, Museum of the City; and Fukuoka, Cultural Centre

Literature: Exposition des sculptures de Degas, Galerie A.A. Hébrard, Paris, May - June 1921, no. 47 (another cast exhibited).
J. Rewald, Degas, Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue, New York, 1944, no. VI, p. 19 (another cast illustrated p. 35).
J. Rewald, Degas\'s Sculpture, The Complete Works, London, 1957, no. VI (another cast illustrated pls. 3-5).
F. Russoli & F. Minervino, L\'opera completa di Degas, Milan, 1970, no. S41 (another cast illustrated).
C.W. Millard, The Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Princeton, 1976, no. 60 (another cast illustrated).
J. Rewald, Degas Complete Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1990, no. VI, p. 54 (the wax version illustrated; another cast illustrated p. 55).
A. Pingeot, Degas\' Sculptures, Paris, 1991, no. 41 (another cast illustrated).
S. Campbell, \"Degas, The Sculptures, A Catalogue Raisonné\", in Apollo, no. 402, vol. CXLII, August 1995, no. 47, pp. 33-34 (another cast illustrated).
J.S. Czestochowski & A. Pingeot, Degas\' Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, no. 47, p. 213 (our cast is listed).
S. Glover Lindsay, D.S. Barbour & S.G. Sturman, Edgar Degas Sculpture, Washington D.C., 2010, no. 13, pp. 102 - 106 (the wax version illustrated p. 103)

Related works: The wax original is kept in the Paul Mellon Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington (1999.80.11). It is one of hundred and fifty sculptures discovered after the Degas’ death, and restored by Bartholomé who saved only seventy-three of them, which were then cast in bronze by Hébrard. According to Czestochowski & Pingeot 2002, there are 25 bronze casts, among which at present 9 kept in museums: A (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), B, C, D, E, F (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown), G, H, I, J, K, L (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), M, N (St. Louis Art Museum, Saint-Louis), O (Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis), P (Musée d’Orsay, Paris), Q, R (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen), S (Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo), T, HER (Fridart Foundation, Amsterdam), HER (notre exemplaire), HER.D.

Our cast is mentioned in the catalogue raisonné de Czestochowski & Pingeot 2002, p. 213, n° 47 : «HER (Cast leaves France 1996) Deauville, Guy Le Houelleur, 16 Aug. 1996:90. »

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