The Jockey

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Color print of two men on horseback, seen from behind

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) 
The Jockey, 1899
Lithograph printed in black, green, red, brown, beige, and blue on cream wove paper
20 5/16 x 14 3/16 in. (51.6 x 36 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962.122

The bold foreshortening of the horse and its diagonal thrust convey the force with which the jockey and his mount propel themselves into the open field. Intended as part of a portfolio of prints on the theme of the racetrack, it is the only one the artist, in declining health, completed. 

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