Mlle Fiocre dans le ballet "La Source" (Mademoiselle Fiocre in the ballet "La Source"), 1866-1868
oil on canvas
support: 32 x 25 3/8 inches (81.28 x 64.4525 cm); framed: 43 1/2 x 36 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (110.49 x 93.34 x 11.43 cm)
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Gift of Paul Rosenberg and Co., 1958
Currently On View
stamp; signature, undated / front, lower right / Degas
May 6-8, 1918, purchased by Alphonse Kann [1870-1948] from from the Degas atelier sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, no. 38, for 14,500 francs;
until 1938 or 1940, Alphonse Kann, Paris. In 1938 Kann fled Paris for London, leaving his art collection behind in his Sant-Germain-en-Laye mansion.
June-October 1940, confiscated by the Germans and stored at the Jeu de Paume, a collecting point for art and artifacts seized from French and Belgian Jewish owners by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) ("Special Task Force"), one of the main agencies engaged in the plunder of cultural objects in Nazi-occupied countries. The painting was "considered for possible exchange' but '[a]lthough slated for transport to Nikolsburg on 1 August 1944," was on a train that never left Paris.
July 11, 1947, restituted to Alphonse Kann;
1948, transferred to Kann's heirs after his death.
by 1952, Walter Feilchenfeldt, Sr., Zurich;
1952, Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York City;
March 10, 1985, donated to the Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo