Numbered in pencil at lower left corner on both recto and verso, "9".
One of eleven sheets (2004.36:1-11) from two sketchbooks removed from a linen-clad album decorated on the front cover with the artist's monogram. From his aristocratic upbringing, Toulouse-Lautrec developed a lifelong fascination with horses, which were a frequent subject in his paintings and drawings. In this sheet from an early sketchbook, the wiry line and lively calligraphic style characteristic of the artist's sketching technique capture with remarkable conviction the animal's movement as well as the driver's posture.
Koenigs, Franz, former owner.
Waals-Koenigs, Christine van der, former owner.
Kramarsky, Lola, former owner.
Kramarsky, Siegfried, former owner.
Binkhorst, Sonja Kramarsky, former owner.