L'Écolière (Schoolgirl)

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, French, 1834 - 1917
Fonderie Hébrard, Paris (Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard, 1865-1937)


1880, cast in 1956


Edition 15/20

Overall: 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Daisy V. Shapiro in memory of her son, Richard David Shapiro, Class of 1943



Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed on left foot: Degas; founder's mark on base: cire perdue A.-A. Hebrard 15/20

Course History

ARTH 7, Paris in the Nineteenth Century, Kristin O'Rourke, Spring 2013

ITAL 2, Introductory Italian II, Scott Milspaugh, Fall 2013

ARTH 7, Paris in the 19th Century, Kristin O'Rourke, Winter 2014

ITAL 2, Introductory Italian II, Jonathan Mullins, Winter 2014

ITAL 2, Introductory Italian II, Scott Millspaugh, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, Memoirs of Family, Ellen Rockmore, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, On Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2015

ARTH 7.2, Paris in the Nineteenth Century, Kristin O'Rourke, Winter 2015

ARTH 7.02, Paris in the 19th Century, Kristin O'Rourke, Spring 2022

Art History 7.02, Paris in the 19th Century, Kristin O'Rourke, Spring 2023

Exhibition History

Introduction to the History of Art II, 1500 to present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ArtH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 14, 2004.

The Art Festival, American Friends of the Hebrew University, 11 East 69th Street, New York, New York, April 30-May 10, 1961.

The Protean Century, 1870-1970, A Loan Exhibition from The Dartmouth College Collection, Alumni and Friends of the College [under the auspices of the Dartmouth Arts Council], M. Knoedler & Company, Inc, New York, New York, February 10-28, 1970.

The Richard David Shapiro 1943 Memorial Collection, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1968, no. 3.

Publication History

Peter Fusco and H.W. Janson, The Romantics to Rodin, Los Angeles: George Braziller, Inc., 1980, p. 228, fig, 104.

Charles W. Millard, The Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976, fig. 32.

The Protean Century 1870-1970, New York City, New York: Knoedler & Co., 1970, no. 9.

Theodore Reff, Degas' Sculpture 1880-1884, 1970, p. 276-98.

The Richard David Shapiro 19433 Memorial Collection, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1968, no. 3.

John Rewald, Das plastische Werk, Zurich, 1957, p. 162, fig. 25.

Elizabeth Payne, A Little Known Bronze by Degas, Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts Bulloetin, 1956-57, no. 4.

John Rewald, Degas Sculpture, New York, 1956, p. 158, fig. 25.

Pierre Borel, Les Sculptures Inedites de Degas, Geneve, 1949, p. 15.

John Rewald, Degas Works in Sculpture, New York: Pantheon books Inc., 1944, p. 28.


Knoedler Galleries, New York; sold to Daisy Viertel Shapiro (1890-1984), New York, 1956; given to present collection, 1960.

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