Rescued Art


28″H x 32″W. Fine art print by Edgar Degas. Original hangs in the Musee d’orsey in Paris. French title of the piece is “Chevaux Decourses Devant Les Tribunes.” It was very fashionable in the second half of the 19th century for bourgeoisie to play at the thoroughbred racetrack.
Note that the piece does not portray an actual race. And the jockeys have no numbers on their silks to identify them with a certain stable. Also, the horses have no numbers. Degas, who is famous for his depictions of ballet dancers, is doing much the same here: he is interested in shapes, shadows, and movement.
Print is double matted and framed in hardwood. Cleaned throughout with new backing paper and hanging hardware.