Edouard Manet at the Races

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

ca. 1865
Graphite and black chalk on beige wove paper
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 11/16 in. (32.1 x 24.6cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: stamped in red ink, lower left: mark of the Degas estate sale (Lugt 658); stamped in ochre ink, lower center: mark of MMA; numbered in red, lower right: 19.51.8
    Verso: stamped in red ink, lower right: mark of the Degas atelier (Lugt 657); numbered in blue pencil, at center: Ph 775 [number of Durand-Ruel photographic negative taken at time of atelier inventory]

  • Provenance

    Atelier Degas Lugt 657 and 658; Galerie Georges Petit, Paris 2eme vente Degas, Paris, Dec. 11-13, 1918, no. 210, repr.

  • Exhibition History

    National Gallery of Scotland. "Degas 1879, National Gallery of Scotland, 1979".

    Saint Louis Art Museum. "Drawings by Degas, 1967," January 20, 1967–February 26, 1967.

    Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Drawings by Degas, 1967," March 10, 1967–April 30, 1967.

    The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts. "Drawings by Degas, 1967," May 18, 1967–June 25, 1967.

    Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth Century French Drawings and Prints," June 23, 1981–August 23, 1981.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Private Collection of Edgar Degas, MMA," October 1, 1997–January 11, 1998.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Vente II. 210

    Paris 1973. no.30

  • References

    Stephen Longstreet The Drawings of Degas. Los Angeles, 1964.

    Bryson Burroughs "Drawings by Degas." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 14, no. 5, New York, May 1919, p. 115.

    Agnes Mongan "Portrait Studies by Degas in American Collections." Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, MA, 1932, p. 65.

    Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942-1944, cat. no. 50 (vol.2), fig. no. 50, ill.

    "Exhibition of Portraits by Degas." in Minneapolist Institute of Arts Bulletin. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, vol. 37, March 6, 1948, p. 54.

    Regina Shoolman, Charles E. Slatkin Six Centuries of French Master Drawings in America. Oxford University Press, New York, 1950, fig. no. pl. 102, p. 180, ill.

    French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse Ex. cat. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Dutch, French and English versions of catalogue. Rotterdam, Paris, New York, MMA February 3 - March 15, 1959, cat. no. 161, fig. no. pl. 157, ill.

    Jean Sutherland Boggs Portraits by Degas. Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1962, fig. no. pl. 43, pp. 22, 23, ill.

    Jean Sutherland Boggs Drawings by Degas. Exh. cat., City Art Museum of Saint Louis, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Society of the Arts. 1967, Joan Harris, Art Bulletin, March 1966, pp. 78-82., cat. no. 55, fig. no. 55, pp. 90-93, ill.

    Degas' Racing World. Exh. cat., April 27. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1968, cat. no. 31, ill.

    John Rewald The History of Impressionism. 4th. New York, 1973, pp. 93, 98, 109, ill.

    Jacques Fryszman "French Drawings from the Metropolitan Museum at the Louvre." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 115, no. 849, London, December 1973, p. 836.

    Jacob Bean, Linda Boyer Gillies, Cynthia Lambros, Roseline Bacou, Réunion des musées nationaux Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York de David à Picasso. 54th Exposition de Cabinet des Dessins Musée du Louvre, 25 October, 1973-7 January 1974. Paris, 1973, cat. no. 30, ill.

    Charles S. Moffett Degas in the Metropolitan. Ex. cat., February 26-September 4, 1977: a complete checklist of works by Degas in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1977, cat. no. 12, ill.

    Ian Dunlop Degas. New York, etc., 1979, fig. no. 81, ill.

    Ronald Pickvance Degas 1879: Paintings, pastels, drawings, prints and sculpture from around 100 years ago in the context of his earlier and later works Ex. cat., The National Galleries of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1979, cat. no. 5, fig. no. 81, p. 89, ill.

    Françoise Cachin, Charles S. Moffett, Michel Melot Manet 1832-1883. Ex. cat., Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 22 avril - 1er août 1983; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10 sept. - 27 nov. 1983. Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1983, fig. no. b, p. 339, ill.

    Ann Dumas, Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Gary Tinterow The Private Collection of Edgar Degas. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, fig. no. 367, p. 282, ill.

  • See also