About this artwork
Painter and printmaker Raoul Dufy was also a skilled textile designer. He established a clothprinting workshop in 1910 and designed textiles for the fabric firm Bianchini-Férier until 1928. Dufy was mesmerized by the racetrack, where the fashion, speed, and members of high society intermingled with jockeys and horses, all of which are visible in this drawing. That this design is painted in only a few colors indicates that it may have been intended for one of his textile patterns.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Raoul Dufy
- Elegant Women at the Trifle
- Made 1919–1920
- Gouache, over graphite, on off-white laid paper, laid down on gray board
- Signed recto, lower right, in graphite: "Rauol [sic] Dufy"
- 657 × 500 mm
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
- © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris