Edgar Degas - Racehorse, about 1870

Edgar Degas (Paris, 1834 - 1917, Paris)

Racehorse (Cheval), about 1870

Black, white and red chalk on brown paper, 30 x 40 cm (11 13/16 x 15 3/4 in.)


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Estate of the artist.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at auction from Galerie Georges Petit, Paris on 2-4 July 1919 for 2,800 francs for two drawings (with 3.1.o.93) through her agent Fernand Robert (Fourth sale, Atelier Edgar Degas, lot 229b).


Inscribed in pencil (recto, lower right): Ph 1958Stamped in red ink (recto, lower left): DegasNumbered in blue pencil (verso, upper right): 2135


Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier,... (Paris, 2-4 July 1919), p. 194, lot 229b.
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), p. 126.
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 131-32.
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). Drawings: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1968), pp. 42-43.
Jean Sutherland Boggs. Degas at the Races. Exh. cat. (Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1998), pp. 85-86, fig. 56.

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