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Arabesque over the Right Leg, Left Arm in Front Arabesque ouverte sur la jambe droite, le bras gauche en avant

Maker(s) &

Degas, Edgar, sculptor, model, French artist, 1834-1917, Paris, Colmar

Hébrard, Adrien-A., foundry, bronze, bronze founder, 1865-1937, Paris, Colmar

Palazzolo, Albino, caster, probably, Paris, Colmar


weight 930 gr.






circa 1919 1937
Bronze no. 14. Rewald XXXVII


first half of 20th century


Bronze. The nude dancer stands in arabesque ouverte sur la jambe droite, le bras gauche en avant. Her supporting foot is within a raised circle in the middle of a square base bearing the artist's signature and caster's mark and number.


casting (process); whole


bronze; whole


bronze, cast


height, whole, 20.6, cm
length, whole, 25.5, cm
diameter, whole, 10.3, cm
weight, whole, 930.0, g


bequeathed; 1982-10-11; Pleister, E. M. Julia, Miss


Collection of John McDonnell; purchased by the donor from Roland, Browse & Delbanco, 19 Cork St., London, W.1 in 1949.

Acquisition Credit:

Zoe Hadwin Bequest


signature; Degas
number; 14/T; Hébrard's number, twentieth cast
foundry mark; CIRE/PERDUE/A.A.HÉBRARD; framed within a square


Rewald, John. 1944. Degas, Works in Sculpture. A Complete Catalogue.London: Kegan, Paul & Co.p. p. 24
Publ. Illustrated, XXXVII, ill. pl. 92

Pingeot, Anne. 1991. Degas Sculptures.Colmar, Paris: p. p. 153
Cf. Another example and full bibliography, no. 1, in the Musée d'Orsai, Paris

Christie's. 1995. Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Watercolours and Sculpture (Part II), 27th June 1995.London?: p. p. 142
Cf. Another, numbered 14/F, p. 142, lot 236. (Estimate £35,000-45,000)

Sotheby's. 1995. Impressionist and Modern Art Part II, 28th November 1995.London?: p. p. 21
Cf. p. 21, lot 172 (Estimate £35,000-45,000)

Sotheby's. 2000. Impressionist & Modern Art, 11th May 2000.New York: p. p. 55
Cf. Another, number 14/B, from the estate of Barbara Sutro Ziegler, sold, p. 55, lot 115. (Estimate $60,000-80,000). H. 21 cm

Sotheby's. 2000. Impressionist & Modern Art, 10th November 2000.New York: p. p. 23
Cf. Another, numbered 14/Q, p. 23, lot 115. Previously sold Sotheby's, London, 4th December 1951, lot 1. (Estimate Dollars $80,000-100,000)

Sotheby's. 2003. Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale.London: Sotheby'sp. 66
Cf. p. 66, lot 340, inscribed 'Degas' and numbered 14/1, height 20.8 cm. Estimate £40-60,000.

Czestochowski, Joseph S.. Pingeot, Anne. 2002. Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes.Memphis, USA: Torch Press and International Artsp. 148-9
Cf. Bronze no. 14/S. The other known examples are listed with The Fitzwilliam's as T.

Campbell, Sara. A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes.London:
Source Title: Apollo CXLII () : pp. 11-48
p. p. 11-48
Publ. Mentioned, on p. 18, under Bronze No. 14 (Fig. 14), Arabesque over the right leg, left arm in front, T

Related Object:

M.6-1990; Arabesque over the Right Leg, Left Arm in Front


Object Number: M.36-1982
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 13741; input: 2000-10-04; modified: 2015-08-25)


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