At The Circus: Jockey (Au Cirque: Jockey)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French (Albi 1864 - 1901 Malromé)
At the Circus: Jockey (Au cirque: Jockey)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Circus Rider
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Black and colored chalk, graphite on off-white wove paper
33 x 50.2 cm (13 x 19 3/4 in.)
frame: 56.8 x 73 x 8.9 cm (22 3/8 x 28 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lr: stamp HTL
Maurice Joyant; possibly M.G. Dortu; possibly Otto Gerstenberg, Berlin; M. Knoedler and Co., New York, by 1931; Philip Hofer, Cambridge, Mass.; Grenville L. Winthrop; his bequest to the Fogg Art Musem, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Au cirque: Vingt-deux dessins aux crayons de couleur, Goupil & Cie (Paris, 1905), pl. 1

Gustave Coquiot, H. de Toulouse-Lautrec, A. Blaizot (Paris, France, 1913), pg. 206

Maurice Joyant, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901 (Paris, France, 1926), vol. 1, pp. 223-26, vol 2, pg. 234

Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), pl. 53

Dorothy W. Gillerman, Gridley McKim-Smith, and Joan R. Mertens, Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1969), cat. no. 121, repr.

M. G. Dortu, Toulouse-Lautrec et son oeuvre (New York, NY, 1971), vol. 6, pp. 814-15, no. D.4.522, repr.

Jean Sagne, Toulouse-Lautrec au cirque, Flammarion (Paris, France, 1991), p. 72, repr. on p.73

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 32 under "Crayon"

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), cat. no. 133, repr. (color)

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 133, repr.

[Reproduction only], Reproduction, Le Figaro Illustré, (April 1902)., pg. 13

Anne Bertrand, "Winthrop: le dessein d'une collection", L'Oeil (March 2003), no. 545, fig. 15 (color)

Exhibition History

Exposition H. de Toulouse-Lautrec, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 04/09/1931 - 05/17/1931

the Circus by Toulouse-Lautrec, M. Knoedler & Co., Newport, 11/20/1931 - 12/12/1931

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted