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Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, 1834-1917

Ballet Dancer Standing

Medium: Cont? crayon with stumping, heightened with white chalk and pastel on blue-grey, medium-weight, moderately textured laid paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 303 x 238 mm.
Date: ca. 1886-1890
Category: genre
Subject: Dancer Child
Alternate Title: Danseuse debout
Inscriptions and Markings: RECTO: LL, red stamp, 'degas' (Lugt 658); VERSO: LL, red stamp, 'Atelier Ed. Degas' (Lugt 657); LL, blue crayon, [illegible].
Exhibition History: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Selections from the Cone Collection', Fall 1949, p. 32 in News of the Baltimore Museum of Art, XIII:1 (October 1949). The Baltimore Museum of Art, 'From Ingres to Gauguin', Nov. 13-Dec. 30, 1951. p. 35, no. 105, ill. p. 4. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Manet, Degas, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt', April 18-June 3, 1962, p. 56, no. 63. Victor Carlson and Carol Hynning Smith, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Master Drawings and Watercolors of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries', Aug. 1979-Aug. 1980, p. 50, no. 18, ill. p. 51; circulated by the American Federation of Arts. G?tz Adriani, Kunsthalle, T?bingen, 'Degas: Pastels, Oil Sketches, Drawings,' Jan. 14-March 25, 1984, p. 384, no. 171; circulated to the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, April 4-May 20, 1984. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 'Masterpieces from the Cone Collection of The Baltimore Museum', October 1991-1992. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Matisse, Picasso and Friends: Masterworks on Paper from the Cone Collection', June 7-Aug. 27, 1995. Richard Kendall, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 'Degas and the Little Dancer', Feb. 7-May 3, 1998, p. 175, no. 48; circulated to Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., May 30-Sept. 8, 1998; Baltimore Museum of Art, Oct. 4, 1998-Jan. 3, 1999.
Bibliography: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Newsletter of the Print and Drawing Society of the Baltimore Museum of Art,' Sept. 1998, Vol. XV, No.3, p. 1, ill. The International Review published by The Drawing Society, Vol. XVII, No.1, May - June 1995, p.4, ill. Ted Rose, Discovering Drawing, Worcester, Mass.: Davis Publication, 1995, ill. p. 207. Brenda Richardson, The Cone Collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1985, p. 173. Baltimore Museum of Art, Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings in the Cone Collection, 1967, p. 72, no. 177, ill. p. 61. 'The Contents', The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Wing (1957), p. 8. Lilian Browse, Degas Dancers, Boston: Boston Book and Art Shop, 1949, p. 399, plate no. 193.
Related Works: Painting of Danseuses montant un escalier, in the Mus?e d'Orsay (R.F. 1979); painting of Danseuses au foyer in The Detroit Institute of Arts (21.5); study similar to the present one at the Rhode Island School of Design (23.38); drawing similar to the present one in an unknown collection, Danseuse Debout, sold at Sotheby's London 12.8.1998, lot no. 104
Provenance: BMA by bequest, 1950; Etta Cone (1870-1949), Baltimore, 1922; Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1918; 2nd Degas Sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Dec. 11-13, 1918, p. 121, no. 218a (1,700 francs for two drawings); collection of the artist.
Collection: The Baltimore Museum of Art
Credit Line: The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland
Object Number: BMA 1950.12.659