At the Races

At the Races in the Countryside, 1882
Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917
Oil on canvas, 36.5 x 55.9 cm (14 3/8 x 22 in.)
Lower left: Degas
1931 Purchase Fund 1926, Boston Museum of Fine Arts #26.790

"This picture appeared in the Impressionist group's first joint exhibition, held in Paris at 35 Boulevard des Capucines in 1874. The subject is at once a landscape, a scene from everyday life, and a family portrait. The driver of the carriage is Degas's friend Paul Valpinçon, who sits beside his wife, their wet nurse, and - in the nurse's lap, the couple's infant son, Henri."(From the info card)