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ID number:  BIRBI-49.12
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Degas, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar (1834-1917)
Title / Object name:  Mademoiselle Malo
Object type:  Drawing
Culture:  French
Date made:  about 1875
Materials:  Pastel on buff paper
Measurements:  522 x 411 mm
Provenance:  Purchased from Degas in 1882 by Durand-Ruel ; purchased Jacques Emile Blanche in 1883 until his death in 1942; purchased from the Leicester Galleries, October 1949, for £3,500

The sitter is believed to have been a dancer at the Paris Opéra. An oil-sketch, probably of the same sitter, is in the Detroit Institute of Arts, and a larger portrait in oil, for which the present work may be a study, is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Signed I.I.: Degas

Notes:  Exhibited: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Degas, 1924 (102, repr. in catalogue); 'French Impressionism: Treasures from the Midlands', Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 07 June 1991 - 18 August 1991; 'Degas: A New Vision', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2016 - 08 January 2017

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Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar
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