Four Jockeys on Horseback
Four Jockeys on Horseback, ca. 1885-1887
Pastel over charcoal on tracing paper
54 x 63.5 cm (21 5/16 x 25 inches)
Bequest of George Pierce Metcalf 57.233
(October 21, 2016 – June 11, 2017)
Focusing on the posture and anatomy of horses and their riders, here Degas depicts the electrifying moments before the beginning of a race. His intense interest in this subject occasionally led him to use tracing paper, a material that allowed him to repeat figures from one work to another. Through the practice of copying and recycling, Degas could experiment with the composition as a whole. Four Jockeys on Horseback was later traced, reversed, and edited slightly to produce an entirely new work.(September 16, 2005 – January 15, 2006)
Selection VFrench Watercolors and Drawings, ca. 1800-1910
Contributions byChampa, Kermit S.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1975
TypeMonographs and CollectionsEdgar DegasSix Friends At Dieppe
Edited BySingsen, Judith A., ed.
Contributions byO'Brien, Maureen C.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2005
TypeExhibition CatalogueExchange Exhibition, Exhibition ExchangeFrom the Collection of Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; From the Collection of The Museum of Art, Rhode
Contributions byMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Waltham, MA: Rose Art Museum, Brandesi University., 1967
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