The False Start Artist: Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)

ca. 1869–72

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art
Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

unframed: 12 5/8 × 15 7/8 in. (32.1 × 40.3 cm)

Credit Line

John Hay Whitney, B.A. 1926, Hon. 1956, Collection

Accession Number

1982.111.6

Culture
Period

19th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

The Reitlinger Collection; sold to Durand-Ruel, Paris, March 4, 1872; sold to Ernest Hoschedé (1837–1891), Paris, April 25, 1873 (stock no. 1121, as “Courses au Bois de Boulogne”); sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, January 13, 1874 (as “La tribune des courses a Longchamps”). With Durand-Ruel & Sons, New York. With Alex Reid and Lefevre, Ltd., London, by May 1928; sold to M. Knoedler and Co., New York, May 1928 (stock no. A181); sold to John Hay Whitney (1904–1982), New York, December 18, 1928; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1982
Bibliography
  • Manet Degas, exh. cat. (Paris: Musée d'Orsay, 2023), 96, fig. 71
  • Museum Folkwang and Hartwig Fischer, Bilder einer Metropole Die Impressionisten in Paris, exh. cat. (Gottingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2010),
  • Jennifer Gross, ed., Edgar Degas: Defining the Modernist Edge, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2003), 7, 9, 10, 16–17, 20, no. 3, pl. 3
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Additional information

Object/Work type

human figures (visual works)

Subject

horses race

Signed

Lower right: E. Degas, and partially overpainted: Degas

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