About This Artwork

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

Four Studies of a Jockey, 1866

Brush with black ink, oil paint, and white gouache, on tan wove paper discolored with brown essence, laid down on cream laid board
453 x 316 mm
Not signed

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection, 1933.469

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Oakland, Calif., Mills College, "European Master Drawings of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," February 19-March 29, 1939; traveled to the Seattle Art Museum, April 5-May 7, 1939.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Drawings: Old and New," 1946, pp. 12-13, cat. 15, pl. XXI.

Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, "Works by Edgar Degas," February 5 -March 9, 1947, cat. 63, pl. LII.

Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, "An exhibition of works by Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas, 1834-1917," 1958, cat. 16.

New York, Wildenstein and Company, "Master Drawings from the Art Institute of Chicago," October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 103.

St Louis, Mo., St. Louis Art Museum, "Drawings by Degas," 1966-67, pp. 78 and 80, cat. 46 (ill.), cat. by Jean Sutherland Boggs.

Palm Beach, Fla., Society of Four Arts, "Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago," January 5–27, 1974, cat. 10 (ill.).

Paris, Musée du Louvre, "Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso," October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 58 (ill.).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, "Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago," February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 124-125, cat. 59 (ill.).

Richmond, Va., Virginia Museum of FIne Art, "Degas," May 23-July 9, 1978.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Degas in The Art Institute of Chicago," July 19-September 23, 1984, pp. 48-49, cat. 17 (ill.), cat. by Richard R. Brettell and Suzanne Folds McCullagh.

Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, "Degas," June 16-August 28, 1988, p. 126-127, cat. 70 (ill.); traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 27, 1988-January 8, 1989.

Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art, "Degas at the Races," April 12-July 12, 1998, p. 90, cat. 42 (ill.), cat. by Jean Sutherland Boggs.

Vienna, Albertina, "Impressionism: Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings", February 9 - May 13, 2012, p. 114, 132, pl. 51, cat. by Christopher Lloyd.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Degas: At the Track, On the Stage", July 1, 2015-February 26, 2016, second half of installation, no cat.

Publication History

Paris, Goupil, Degas: vingt dessins , exh. cat. (Paris. 1898), pl. 7.

Paul-André Lemoisne, Degas (Paris, 1911/12), p. 35, pl. X.

Paul-André Lemoisne, Degas et son œuvre II (Paris, 1946), pp. 76 and 77, no. 158 (ill.).

Regina Shoolman and Charles E. Slatkin, Six Centuries of French Master Drawings in America (New York, 1950), pl. 100.

Agnes Mongan, "French Thirteenth Century to 1919," Great Drawings of all Time III (New York, 1962), no. 778 (repr.).

Ira Moskowitz and Maurice Sérullaz, Drawings of the Masters: French Impressionists (New York, 1962), p. 71.

Frank Elgar, Degas, Races (New York, 1965), pl. 15.

Fiorella Minervino, L'opera completa di Degas (Milan, 1970), no. 186 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, 100 Masterpieces (Chicago, 1978) (ill.).

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century 2 (Chicago, 1979), pp. 37-38, no. 2E6.

Artemis, Edgar Degas, exh. cat. (London, 1973), no. 7.

Richard R. Brettell, French Salon Artists 1800-1900 (Chicago, 1987), pp. 64, 66 and 118 (ill.).

George T. M. Shackelford, Degas: The Dancers exh. cat. (Washington D.C., 1987), p. 76, fig. 3.3.

Metropolitain Museum of Art, Degas (New York, 1988), no. 70 (ill.).

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas (Chicago, 1996), pp. 22, 78 (ill.), and 108, pl. 7.

Ownership History

Estate of the artist [stamp, Lugt 658, lower left, in red; stamps, Lugt 657, verso, upper right and lower center, in red]; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, April 7-9, 1919, Third Degas estate sale, lot 114, to Fiquet [Ottawa 1988]. Nunès, Paris [Lemoisne 1946]. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn, Chicago, by November 1932 [collection inventory in curatorial file]; given to the Art Institute, 1933.

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