About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

General of the First Empire Giving his Cavalry Orders to Charge, n.d.

Watercolor, with red chalk and graphite, on cream wove paper, laid down on cream board
535 x 450 mm

Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund, 1960.8

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Galerie Charpentier, "Géricault," 1924, cat. 341.

Paris, Galerie Bignou, "Géricault cet Inconnu," 1950, cat. 78.

London, Marlborough, "Géricault," 1952, cat. 39.

Kunstmuseum Winterthur, "Géricault," August 30-November 8, 1953, cat. 144.

Paris, Galerie Charpentier, "Cent Chefs d'Oeuvre de l'Art Français," 1957, cat. K.

Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, "Painted Papers: Watercolors from Dürer to the Present," March 15-April 15, 1962, cat. 47.

New York, Wildenstein and Company, "Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago," October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 80, pl. XXVIII.

St Louis, Mo., Washington University Gallery of Art, "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Artists and Draughtsmen," March 13–April 8, 1966, no cat.

Palm Beach, Fla., Society of Four Arts, "Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago," January 5–27, 1974, cat. 21.

New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library, "Master Drawings by Géricault," June 7-July 31, 1985, cat. 58; traveled to San Diego, Calif., the San Diego Museum of Art, August 31-October 20, 1985.

Paris, Galeries Nationaux du Grand Palais, "Géricault," September 24, 1991-January 14, 1992, cat. 277.

Publication History

"Notable Works of Art Now on the Market," The Burlington Magazine (December 1952) (ill.).

"Accessions of American and Canadian Museums," The Art Quarterly (1960), pp. 186 and 196 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1979), p. 64, no. 3C1.

Lorenz Eitner, "Exhibition Reviews," The Burlington Magazine (January 1986), p. 59.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, V (Paris, 1992), no. 1515.

Ownership History

Jean-Jacques-Nicolas Montcimet de Musigny (died 1843); sold, Paris, March 7-8, 1845, lot 59 [according to Bazin 1994]. Baron (Ferdinand?) Hamelin, by 1924 [Paris 1924]. Sold, Paris, May 15, 1950, to Pierre Dubaut (died 1968), Paris [according to New York 1986]; Pierre Dubaut, to at least 1957 [Paris 1957]. Sold by Walter Goetz, New York, to the Art Institute, 1960.

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