pastel on linen canvas
26.26 in. (66.70 cm.) (height) by 14.76 in. (37.50 cm.) (width)
signed 'Degas' (lower left)
Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Degas, March - April 1937, no. 115, p. 90 (titled 'Chanteuse dans les coulisses'). Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Edgar Degas, 1834-1917, June - October 1960, no. 34, n.p. (illustrated). London, Christie's, Treasures of the North: An Exhibition to Benefit the Christie Hospital, Manchester, January - February 2000, no. 75, p. 100 (illustrated p. 101); this exhibition later travelled to Manchester, The Whitworth Art Gallery, February - April 2000. Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Impressionist Interiors, May - August 2008, no. 5, p. 62 (illustrated p. 63; with incorrect medium). Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum, Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, February - May 2017, no. 60, p. 196 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to San Francisco, Legion of Honor Museum, June - September 2017.
A. Alexandre, La Collection Henri Rouart, Paris, 1912, p. 129 (illustrated p. 125). H. Frantz, 'La Collection Henri Rouart', in L'Art Décoratif, vol. XXVIII, Paris, 5 December 1912, p. 355 (illustrated). H. Hertz, Degas, Paris, 1920, n.p. (illustrated pl. V). R. Huyghe, 'Degas ou la fiction réaliste', in L'Amour de l'Art, vol. XII, Paris, July 1931, p. 275 (illustrated fig. 18). P.-A. Lemoisne, Degas et son oeuvre, vol. II, Paris, 1946, no. 715, p. 406 (illustrated p. 407).
Henri Rouart, Paris; his estate sale, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, 16 December 1912, lot 74. Luigi Chialiva, Paris, by whom acquired at the above sale as agent on behalf of Ernest Rouart, and thence by descent to Mme Julien Rouart, Paris; her estate sale, Drouot Montaigne, Paris, 27 November 1997, lot 21. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.