The Races (Les Courses)1865-72 by Édouard Manet

During the Second Empire, horseracing was in vogue; Longchamps was a gathering place for society. Manet's print is distinctive for its dramatic departure from the traditional lateral view of the horses in favor of a radically foreshortened frontal view of the animals galloping directly toward the spectator posted at one of the curves. Not on view as of 2016.
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Tags: race racing horse
Media: lithograph
Period / movement: impressionism
Dimensions (h/w/d): 21 27 (53 68)
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York