Now known as Carraige at the Races
Oil on canvas
14 3/8 x 22 in. (36.5 x 55.9 cm)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"In general his color is a little muted, except for a small painting, Aux courses en province, which has exquisite color, draftsmanship, exactness of pose, and accuracy of execution."
Ernest Chesneau, Paris-Journal, 7 May 1874
"Degas is strange and sometimes goes as far as being bizarre. Horses, ballerinas, and laundresses-these are his favorite subjects, and of all the things that surround him, they seem to preoccupy him exclusively. But what precision there is to his drawing, and what pleasing accord in his colors!"
[Jules-Antoine] Castagnary, Le Siecle, 29 April 1874