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Little Dancer of Fourteen Years

Artist
Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917@Depicted
Depicted
Marie Van Goethem
Date
c.1880, cast c.1920
Material
Bronze, gauze, and satin
Place made
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Gallery 217
Dimensions
38 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (97.8 x 41.3 x 34.9 cm)
Credit Line
Funds given by Mrs. Mark C. Steinberg
Rights
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Object Number
135:1956
c.1920 -
A. A. Hébrard, Paris, France [1]

- 1957
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, USA [2]

1957 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from M. Knoedler & Co. [3]


Notes:
[1] A. A. Hébrard had an arrangement with Degas's heirs to oversee the posthumous casting of Degas's sculptures, including "Little Dancer of Fourteen Years," into bronze. The arrangement involved making casts for Hébrard himself, for the heirs, and another set for sale [Millard, Charles W. "The Sculpture of Edgard Degas." Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976].

[2] Invoice from M. Knoedler & Co. dated January 3, 1957 [SLAM document files].

[3] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control and the Advisory Committee of the City Art Museum, December 13, 1956.
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