Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Founder: Cast by A.-A. Hébrard et Cie (Paris)
Date: modeled probably ca. 1883–90, cast 1920
Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/8 × 10 3/4 × 3 1/4 in. (18.1 × 27.3 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line: H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.430
Most of the models for Degas' horses were Thoroughbreds, raised for the speed and competition of racing. Degas' aim was to capture their spirited movements with ever-increasing accuracy. This bronze also records the damage to the right front leg of the original sculpture, damage that exposed the wire armature used to support the fragile wax medium.