About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Seven Sketches of Pairs of Boxers or Wrestlers, 1818/1819

Graphite, on ivory laid paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
226 x 289 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.17

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, March 15, 1988-March 16, 1990.

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 70, no. 3D12.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, V (Paris, 1992), p. 227, no. 1698 (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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