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Author Boggs, Jean Sutherland.

Title Degas at the races / Jean Sutherland Boggs ; with contributions by Shelley G. Sturman and Daphne S. Barbour and Kimberly Jones
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [1998]


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Description 271 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 31cm
Contents Degas at the Races / Jean Sutherland Boggs -- Ch. 1. The Horse in Art and Legend -- Ch. 2. Racing and the Steeplechase, 1861-1866 -- Ch. 3. Family Outings and the Hunt -- Ch. 4. The Horse, the Jockey, and the Track, 1868-1874 -- Ch. 5. Distractions from the Horse, 1874-1880 -- Ch. 6. "Not Enough Horses," 1880-1890 -- Ch. 7. Toward Spectral Horses -- The Horse in Wax and Bronze / Daphne S. Barbour and Shelley G. Sturman -- A Day at the Races: A Brief History of Horse Racing in France / Kimberly Jones --Chronology / Kimberly Jones
Summary Of all the impressionist painters who sought ways to represent and express the modern world, only Degas was consistently attracted to the world of horses and jockeys. He was captivated by the beauty, power, and grace of the horse in much the same way that he was fascinated by the agility of ballet dancers. This beautiful book, the catalogue of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, discusses in detail the importance of the horse in Degas' work and includes reproductions of more than 120 of Degas' paintings, drawings, pastels, prints, and sculpture relating to the horse and racing
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Apr. 12-July 12, 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-267)
Subject Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Exhibitions.
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Exhibitions.
Horse racing in art -- Exhibitions.
Horses in art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Barbour, Daphne.
Jones, Kimberly A.
Sturman, Shelley.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
LC no. 97043580
ISBN 0300075170 (cloth)
0894682733 (paperback)