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Arabesque over the Right Leg, Left Arm in Front

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Arabesque over the Right Leg, Left Arm in Front


Degas, Edgar model (sculptor) [ULAN info: French artist, 1834-1917]

Hébrard, Adrien-A. bronze (foundry) [ULAN info: bronze founder, 1865-1937]

Palazzolo, Albino probably (caster)






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.

Production Notes

weight 930 gr.

Production Place

Colmar, Paris (sculptor) (place)

Colmar, Paris (foundry) (place)

Colmar, Paris (caster) (place)

France, (production) (country)

Technique Description

bronze, cast


height: (whole): 20.6 cm
length: (whole): 25.5 cm
diameter: (whole): 10.3 cm
weight: (whole): 930.0 g


1st half 20th century


circa 1919 to 1937


bequeathed: Pleister, E.M. Julia, Miss 1982-10-11 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

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

Zoe Hadwin Bequest


  1. signature
    Content: Degas
  2. number
    Content: 14/T
    Interpretation: Hébrard's number, twentieth cast
  3. foundry mark
    Description: framed within a square
    Language: French
    Translation: lost wax


  1. Rewald, John (1944) Degas, Works in Sculpture. A Complete Catalogue, London: Kegan Paul [page: p. 24]
    [comments: Publ. Illustrated, XXXVII, ill. pl. 92]
  2. Campbell, Sara A Catalogue of Degas' Bronzes, London [page: p. 11-48]
    Source title: Apollo (
    [comments: Publ. Mentioned, on p. 18, under Bronze No. 14 (Fig. 14), Arabesque over the right leg, left arm in front, T]
  3. Pingeot, Anne (1991) Degas Sculptures, Colmar, Paris [page: p. 153]
    [comments: Cf. Another example and full bibliography, no. 1, in the Musée d'Orsai, Paris]
  4. Christie's (1995) Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Watercolours and Sculpture (Part II), 27th June 1995, London? [page: p. 142] 27th June 1995)
    [comments: Cf. Another, numbered 14/F, p. 142, lot 236. (Estimate £35,000-45,000)]
  5. Sotheby's (1995) Impressionist and Modern Art Part II, 28th November 1995, London? [page: p. 21] 28th November 1995)
    [comments: Cf. p. 21, lot 172 (Estimate £35,000-45,000)]
  6. Sotheby's (2000) Impressionist & Modern Art, 11th May 2000, New York [page: p. 55] 11th May 2000)
    [comments: 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]
  7. Sotheby's (2000) Impressionist & Modern Art, 10th November 2000, New York [page: p. 23] 10th November 2000)
    [comments: 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)]
  8. Czestochowski, Joseph S. (2002) Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, USA: Torch Press and International Arts [page: 148-9]
    [comments: Cf. Bronze no. 14/S. The other known examples are listed with The Fitzwilliam's as T.]
  9. Sotheby's (2005) Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale, London?: Sotheby's [page: 66] 21 June 2005)
    [comments: Cf. p. 66, lot 340, inscribed 'Degas' and numbered 14/1, height 20.8 cm. Estimate £40-60,000.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.36-1982 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 13741; Input Date: 2000-10-04 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

Related Object

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

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