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At the Races in the Countryside  1869

by Edgar Degas

This painting was one of the first works that Degas sold (in 1872) to Paul Durand-Ruel, the dealer who became the early champion of the Impressionists. It is not only a landscape but also a scene from everyday life and - most of all - a family portrait. The driver of the carriage is Degas’s friend Paul Valpinçon, who is shown with his wife, a wet nurse, and in the nurse’s ...
36.5 x 55.9 cm (14 3/8 x 22 in.)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston