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Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen

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French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, 1880
Original Language Title: Petite danseuse de quatorze ans / La Grande Danseuse
Sculpture
French
,
19th century
Bronze with tulle skirt and satin hair ribbon
99.1 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm (39 x 14 x 14 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.1128
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
foundry mark: left thigh, stamped, relief: C
stamp: left thigh, stamped, relief: CIRE / PERDUE / AA HÉBRARD
Provenance
Steven C. Clark.
Scott & Fowles, New York, NY, Sold to Winthrop, 1924.
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, Purchased from Scott & Fowles, 1924, Bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943. Winthrop paid $4,500 (see receipt dated 12/31/1924 in curatorial file).
Bibliography
Barbaranell Hymes, "Degas' Wit", The Christian Science Monitor (January 14, 1975), repr. [unpaginated?]

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums, exh. cat., Abbeville Press/Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, 1985), no. 48, repr.

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 147, p. 130, repr.

Sara Campbell, "A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes", Apollo (New Series) (August 1995), vol. CXLII, no. 402, p. 47

Sara Campbell, "Une Danseuse et Trente Tutus", La Revue du Musée d'Orsay, Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France, Autumn 1998), 48/14, no. 7, p. 69; repr. in b/w p. 70, fig. 7

Harry Cooper, Sharon Hecker, Henry Lie and Derek Pullen, Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums and Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2003), p. 35, fig. 23

"MemberCard Best Bets", GBH: The Members' Guide (August 2005), repr.

Bob Jackman, "Shades of Degas", The Patriot Ledger (August 6 2005-August 7 2005), pp. 39-40, repr. p. 39

Meredith Goldstein, "Viva el Degas", The Boston Globe (August 1 2005), Page 1 of "Sidekick" section, repr. p. 1

Kate Ledogar, "'Degas at Harvard,' at the Sackler", The Weekly Dig (October 26 2005), p. 50, p. 50, ill.

Christine Temin, "Degas Show at Harvard gives Insight into Cuno", Chicago Tribune (September 4 2005)

"Distinguished Collection of Degas Masterworks Opens", website, August 4 2005, repr.

Keith Powers, "Degas Vu", Cambridge Chronicle (October 20 2005), p. 17, p. 17, repr.

Casey N. Cep, "Curator Defends 'Fake' Degas", The Harvard Crimson (October 28 2005), p. B3, repr. p. B3

Richard Kendall, "Degas", The Burlington Magazine (December 2005), CXLVII, pp. 847-848, p. 847

Marjorie B. Cohn and Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas at Harvard, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge MA / New Haven CT, 2005), pp. 39-40; repr. in color as fig. 23, p . 45; p. 89; no. 11, p. 100

Christopher Reed, "Mad for Degas", Harvard Magazine (July 2005 - August 2005), vol. 107, no. 6, pp. 40-45, p. 42, ill.

Jon Garelick, "Abstract Thoughts: The Transitional and Transcendent Art of Edgar Degas at the Sackler Museum", The Boston Phoenix (August 5 2005), p. 18, p. 18

[Reproduction Only], "This Week", The Boston Globe(November 24 2005), p. 13

Michael Conforti, James A. Ganz and Neil Harris, The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute/Yale University Press (Williamstown, MA, 2006), p. 322

Exhibition History
Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986
Degas at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2005 - 11/27/2005
Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 06/01/2013