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Racehorse with Jockey

Racehorse with Jockey

Edgar Degas (in circa 1887 - 1888)

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    technique and provenance of this work

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Ann, thank you for your question. You can find the answer under the blue button 'show more details'. In this case the technique is red chalk and the provenance is former collection Koenigs. I hope this is helpful. Kind regards, Els


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Dancers and horses - with or without jockeys - were favourite subjects of Degas. He was chiefly interested in poses and movements and usually drew from life. In this case, however, he used the experimental photographs published as ‘Animal Locomotion’ in 1887 by the American photographer Eadweard Muybridge (‘the father of the motion picture’), who made a series of successive time exposures to capture the way horses moved.

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Title Racehorse with Jockey
Material and technique Red chalk
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 283 mm
Width 418 mm
Artists Draughtsman: Edgar Degas
Accession number F II 22 (PK)
Credits Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (former Koenigs collection), 1940
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Creation date in circa 1887 - 1888
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Internal exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel IV, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Selectie Impressionisten van Manet tot Cézanne (2017)
External exhibitions Max Lieberman and France (2013)
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Edgar Degas

Parijs 1834 - Parijs 1917

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 1855. He took a number of study trips to Italy and initially painted mainly...

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