Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC | The jockey [Le jockey]

Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
artist France 1864 – 1901

The jockey [Le jockey] 1899 planographic , brush, crayon and spatter lithograph, printed in six colours on wove paper
51.8 (h) x 36.3 (w) cm , edition 100
signed lower right corner, printed from the stone in black ink, 'HTL' monogram dated lower right corner, printed from the stone in black ink, 1899 [inversed]
Reference: Wittrock 308 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra NGA 1977.15 Purchased 1977

Towards the end of his life Lautrec returned to earlier subjects. Whilst other artists depicted horseracing with a focus on the social interaction between spectators or the interplay between jockeys, Lautrec focussed on the agility of horses and the skill of their riders. Shown from behind, with an emphasis on silhouette, Lautrec captures the speed and power of the beast.

Towards the end of his life Lautrec returned to earlier subjects. Whilst other artists depicted horseracing with a focus on the social interaction between spectators or the interplay between jockeys, Lautrec focussed on the agility of horses and the skill of their riders. Shown from behind, with an emphasis on silhouette, Lautrec captures the speed and power of the beast.

Towards the end of his life Lautrec returned to earlier subjects. Whilst other artists depicted horseracing with a focus on the social interaction between spectators or the interplay between jockeys, Lautrec focussed on the agility of horses and the skill of their riders. Shown from behind, with an emphasis on silhouette, Lautrec captures the speed and power of the beast.



Image detail: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec La Goulue entering the Moulin Rouge [La Goulue entrant au Moulin Rouge] 1892
The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gift of Mrs David M. Levy