About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Seven Sketches of Pairs of Boxers, 1818/1819

Graphite with pen and brown ink, on cream laid paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
224 x 286 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.14

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Géricault," October 12-December 12, 1971, p. 109, cat. 67 (ill.), cat. by Lorenz Eitner; traveled to the Detroit Institute of Arts, January 23-March 7, 1972; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 30-May 14, 1972.

Kamakura, Japan, Musée d'Art Moderne, "Géricault," October 31-December 20, 1987, p. 154, cat. D-23 (ill.); traveled to Kyoto, Japan, Musée National d'Art Moderne, February 2-March 21, 1988; and Fukuoka, Japan, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Fukuoka, March 24-April 24, 1988.

The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, "Géricault: Romantic Paintings and Drawings," January 28-March 26, 1989, p. 55, cat. 30, cat. by Lorenz Eitner and Steven Nash.

Paris, Palais du Louvre, "Gericault," September 26, 1991-January 14, 1992, p. 405, cat. 300, fig. 371.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), p. 26 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 69, no. 3D9.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, V (Paris, 1992), p. 226, no. 1695 (ill.).

Ownership History

Probably Ary Scheffer, Paris; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 15-16, 1859, lot 16, to Anatole-Auguste Hulot [according to Paris 1991 exh. cat.]; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, January 11-13, 1894. Baron Joseph Vitta (died 1942), Paris [according to Paris 1991 exh. cat.]. Sold by Cesar de Hauke to the Art Institute, 1947.

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