Jan 4, 2013

The Jockey

The Jockey

c. 1885–1900

Edgar Degas

(French, 1834-1917)


Support: Beige(2) modern laid paper

Sheet: 48.5 x 31.2 cm (19 1/8 x 12 5/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1927.301



A study made for a larger racetrack composition rendered in pastel, Degas’s Jockey shows the attention that the artist lavished on perfecting the positions of the horse’s legs, hoofs, jaw straining against the bit, and the swish of the tail.

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DR - French
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