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The jockey

1899

Artist
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Lithographer
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Publisher
Pierrefort and Guiot, Marcel

Lithograph

Height: 51.6 cm (image); Width: 36.3 cm (image);

Inscription
Inscription, inscribed, signed, dated in the stone, recto, lower right:
initials in monogram, encircled, the date in reverse

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; bequest; 1948
G.1935.SC.209

About this work
Seemingly fused into a single being, the jockey and his racehorse gallop along the racetrack in a display of remarkable dynamism. Toulouse-Lautrec had an

enduring fascination with horses and racing, and in 1899 he was commissioned to produce a portfolio of lithographs on the theme. His health prevented him from completing the portfolio; this lithograph is one of the last he made. The sophisticated tonal effects showcase Toulouse-Lautrec’s inventive approach to the technique. The influence of Japanese prints is apparent in the composition’s

strong diagonals and the expressive distortion of the horses and jockeys. (Permanent collection label)



This work is on display
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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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