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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Edouard Manet, French (Paris 1832 - 1883 Paris)
Race Course at Longchamp; verso: Section of grandstand area
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on white wove paper on two sheets, joined; verso: graphite
22.1 x 56.4 cm (8 11/16 x 22 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l., black ink: Manet 1864
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: 76 x 114[?]
Édouard Manet sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 5, 1884, no. 137 bis (Fr 480); purchased at that sale by Henri Guérard; Auguste Pellerin, Paris; Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1908; Baron Denys Cochin, 1908; his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, March 26, 1919, no. 16 (Fr 28,000); purchased at that sale by Monsieur Gradt; Jules Strauss, Paris, by 1922; acquired through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, October 1931 (Fr 440,000); his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Theodore Duret, Histoire d'Edouard Manet et de son oeuvre [1st ed.], Henri Floury (Paris, France, 1902), pg. 134

Etienne Moreau-Nélaton, Delacroix, raconté par lui-même (2 vol.), H. Laurens (Paris, 1916), vol. 1, pg. 64, fig. 73; vol. 2, appendix p. 130, no. 120

Émile Henriot, "Le décor de la vie sous le Second Empire", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (July-August 1922), ser. 5, 64, pg. 97, repr.

Adolphe Tabarant, Manet: Histoire Catalographique, Ed. Montaigne (Paris, France, 1931), pp. 133-34

Paul Colin, Édouard Manet, Henri Floury (Paris, 1932), pg. 27

Paul Jamot and Georges Wildenstein, Manet, Les Beaux-Arts (Paris, France, 1932), vol. 1, pg. 127, under no. 86

Agnes Mongan, "Before and After Impressionism", Art News (January 1, 1944 - January 14, 1944), vol. XLII, no. 16, pp. 22, 31, pg. 23, repr.

Marcel Guérin, L'oeuvre gravé de Manet, Henri Floury (Paris, 1944), under no. 72

Michel Florisoone, Manet, Documents d'art (Monaco, 1947), pg. 101, pl. 52

Adolphe Tabarant, Manet et ses oeuvres (Paris, France, 1947), pp. 100, 605, fig. 101

Louise S. Richards, "Prints of Edouard Manet", Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH, October 1957), 44, pg. 190

Kurt Martin, Édouard Manet: Aquarelle und Pastelle, Phoebus-Verlag (Basel, 1958), no. 7, repr.

John Richardson, Édouard Manet: Painting and Drawings, Phaidon Press (London, 1958), pg. 121, under no. 25

Alain De Leiris, "Manet: 'Sur la plage de Boulogne'", Gazette des beaux-arts (January 1961), pp. 59-60, n. 6

Jacques Mathey, Graphisme de Manet (Paris, France, 1963), p. 32, no. 119, detail illustration

Jean C. Harris, "Manet's Race-Track Paintings", Art Bulletin (March 1966), 48, pp. 78-82, fig. 5

Anne Coffin Hanson, Edouard Manet, 1832-1883, exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, 1966), pg. 87, under no. 68, fig. 5

Merete Bodelson, "Early Impressionist Sales", Burlington Magazine (London, June 1968), 110, pp. 331-48

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), cat. no. 117, repr.

Alain De Leiris, The Drawings of Edouard Manet, University of California Press (Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, 1969), pg. 110, no. 203, fig. 233

Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein, Edouard Manet: Catalogue Raisonné, La Bibliothèque des Arts (Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris, France, 1975), vol. 2, pp. 194-95, no. 548, fig. 548 (recto and verso)

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1977), p. 57, detail repr. p. 56 as fig. 20, cat. no. 37 p. 102

Theodore Reff, Manet and Modern Paris, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C, 1982), pp. 132-33, under no. 42, figs. 69 (recto), 70 (verso)

Françoise Cachin and Charles S. Moffett, Manet, 1832-1883, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1983), p. 263, under no. 99, fig. a

Jay McKean Fisher, Prints of Edouard Manet, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, DC, 1985), pg. 96, under no. 56, fig. 11

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 287, p. 245, repr. (recto)

Richard Wollheim, "Painting as an Art [The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 1984]", Bollingen Series (Princeton, NJ, 1987), Vol. 35, No. 33, pg. 232

Colta Ives, "French Prints in the Era of Impressionism and Symbolism", Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (New York, NY, Summer 1988), 46, no. 1, pg. 8, repr.

Robert L. Herbert, Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1988), pp. 155, fig. 153, 158

Jean C. Harris, Edouart Manet, the Graphic Work: A Catalogue Raisonné, ed. Joel M. Smith, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts (San Francisco, 1990), p. 202, under no. 66

Robin Spencer, "Manet, Rossetti, London and Derby Day", Burlington Magazine (London, April 1991), 133, pp. 231 (fig. 3, 232-33, 235 (fig. 7 [detail])

Nicholas Wadley, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing, Dutton Studio Books, New York (New York, NY, 1991), pg. 86, under no. 6, pl. 2a

Eric Darragon, Manet, Editions Citadelles (Paris, France, 1991), pg. 386, fig. 287

Juliet Wilson-Bareau, Manet by Himself: Correspondence and Conversation, Paintings, Pastels, Prints and Drawings, Little, Brown (Boston, 1991), pp. 132-33, fig. 92

Christopher Finch, Nineteenth-Century Watercolors, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1991), pp. 233-34, fig. 313

Richard Kendall, Degas Landscapes, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 1993), pp. 70, 71(fig. 56), 281 n. 41

Daniel Elias, "Works on Paper: The Agnes Mongan Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Opens at Harvard", Art New England (June-July 1994), pg. 12, repr.

John Fairley, The Art of the Horse, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1995), pp. 91 (fig. 59), 92

Michael Fried, Manet's Modernism; or, The Face of Painting in the 1860s, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1996), pp. 321-23, pl. 15

Ruth Russell, Pastimes: the context of contemporary leisure, Brown & Benchmark Publishers (Madison, WI, 1996), repr. fig. 1.5

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas at the Races, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 154, fig. 87

Richard R. Brettell, Impressionism: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, exh. cat., Yale University Press/Sterling and Francine Clark Art Instiitute (New Haven, 2000), pp. 74, 76 (fig. 35), 77

Anne Bertrand, "Winthrop: le dessein d'une collection", L'Oeil (March 2003), no. 545, p. 48

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 86, repr. (color)

Christopher Riopelle, Harvard's Winthrop Collection: Nineteenth-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, exh. cat., National Gallery Company Limited (London, 2003), p. 42, cat. 29, ill.

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 86, repr.

Ross King, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism, Walker and Company (New York, 2006), p. 134, pl. 6A

Ross King, Zum Frühstück ins Freie: Manet, Monet und die Ursprünge der Modernen Malerei [translation of "The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism", Albrecht Knaus Verlag (Munich, 2006), color plate 11

Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 155, repr.

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 185-186, 188, 285, repr. p. 186 as fig. 2

Dr. Gerhard Finckh, Edouard Manet, exh. cat., Von der Heydt-Museum (Wuppertal, 2017), p. 72, repr.

Exhibition History

Éxposition des oeuvres de Édouard Manet, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 01/01/1884 - 01/31/1884

Le décor de la vie sous le Second Empire, Palais du Louvre, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, 05/27/1922 - 07/10/1922

Exposition d'oeuvres de Manet au profit des "Amis du Luxembourg", Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 04/14/1928 - 05/04/1928

Unidentified Exhibition, Galerie Briant, Paris, 1929, Galerie Briant, Paris, 01/01/1929 - 01/01/1929

Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

A Colloquium in the Visual Arts , Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 01/02/2022

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