M. Henri Rouart (1833-1912), Paris, France
Private collection, France; by descent from the above Private collection, London, UK
Rouart was a wealthy engineer and amateur painter who trained under Millet and Corot and was a close friend of Degas and Manet. His collection included Asian and Impressionist art as well as Antiquities.
Degas’ painting, Hélène Rouart in her Father’s Study, now in the National Gallery in London, shows Rouart’s daughter standing next to a glass case in which are displayed several Egyptian antiquities, one of which, quite possibly, may be this shabti.