Horse, ca. 1865
Graphite on wove paper
32.1 x 25.1 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches)
Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.127
(June 5 –October 26, 2008)
The red stamp on the lower left of this sensitive pencil drawing indicates that it formed part of Degas’ personal collection, which was sold in 1918. Horses were a standard part of the artist’s repertoire. In the animal’s stance, Degas captured a casualness and awkward beauty that suggests he drew from life, although it is more likely that he sketched from memory or from a small model in his studio
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
James Fowle, “A Note on Degas,” Museum Notes 51, no. 2 (December 1964): 3-20.
Degas’ Racing World: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Bronzes for the Benefit of the Naitonal Museum of Racing, Saratoga. New York: Wildenstein, 1968.
Jean Sutherland Boggs, Drawings by Degas. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1966.