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ID number:  BIRBI-50.3
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Degas, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar (1834-1917)
Title / Object name:  A horse trotting
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Paris
Culture:  French
Date made:  late 1880s
Materials:  Bronze
Measurements:  22.5 x 22.2 cm
Provenance:  Purchased from Alex. Reid & Lefèvre Ltd., June 1950 for £440
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Degas’ interest in horses is evidenced by his numerous paintings with racecourse subjects, such as the Barber’s magnificent 'Jockeys Before the Race' of about 1878-9. This model may havebeen inspired by a photograph of ‘The Trot’ by Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), the pioneering English photographer of animal locomotion, first published in France in 1881. This cast is one of 22 made posthumously from the cast of a wax model.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed on base: Degas. Foundry mark on base: CIRE/PERDUE/A.A.HEBRARD.

Notes:  Cast: Hébrard foundry, Paris, 1919-21

Exhibited: 'Degas Master of French Art', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia, 12 December 2008 - 22 March 2009

1 Related People

Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar
French
1834
1917

1 Related Publications

Degas, works in sculpture
Rewald, J.

1956
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