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Edgar Degas

Racehorses (study for "Scene from the Steeplechase: The Fallen Jockey"), ca. 1881

Charcoal on light brown paper
10 7/8 × 17 in
27.6 × 43.2 cm
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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overall: 27.6 x 43.2 cm (10 7/8 x 17 in.)
overall: 27.6 x 43.2 cm (10 7/8 x 17 in.)
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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Edgar Degas
French, 1834–1917
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Though he rejected the label, Edgar Degas contributed significantly to Impressionism with his …

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Though he rejected the label, Edgar Degas contributed significantly to Impressionism with his depictions of fleeting moments and images of modern Parisian life—in theaters, cafés, and, most iconically, ballet studios. “It is much better to draw what you can't see anymore but is in your memory,” he said. “You only …

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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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overall: 27.6 x 43.2 cm (10 7/8 x 17 in.)
overall: 27.6 x 43.2 cm (10 7/8 x 17 in.)
Image rights
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Edgar Degas
French, 1834–1917
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Though he rejected the label, Edgar Degas contributed significantly to Impressionism with his …

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Though he rejected the label, Edgar Degas contributed significantly to Impressionism with his depictions of fleeting moments and images of modern Parisian life—in theaters, cafés, and, most iconically, ballet studios. “It is much better to draw what you can't see anymore but is in your memory,” he said. “You only …

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Edgar Degas

Racehorses (study for "Scene from the Steeplechase: The Fallen Jockey"), ca. 1881

Charcoal on light brown paper
10 7/8 × 17 in
27.6 × 43.2 cm
Permanent collection
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