Jockeys before the Race by Degas

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Barber Institute of Fine Arts
published on 25 March 2022

A c. 1878-9 oils, gouache, and pastels on card painting, Jockeys before the Race, by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the French impressionist painter. Degas was particularly interested in capturing horses, usually in the tense moments before a race or just after. The influence of Japanese prints can be seen in the way Degas has cut the scene, and the quirky detail of having a pole partially hide the horse in the foreground is typical of Degas' work on this theme. (Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, England)

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