Édouard Manet at the Races

Edgar Degas French
Sitter Edouard Manet French

Not on view

After Anglophiles introduced horse racing into France and a large track with viewing stands opened in the Bois de Boulogne in 1857, thousands of Parisians enjoyed the sport. Both Degas and Manet painted the resulting spectacle. Perhaps planning a painting, Degas sketched Manet in the midst of the crowd.

Édouard Manet at the Races, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Graphite and black chalk

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