About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Sketches for Military Compositions, c. 1818–1819

Graphite with stumping on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
226 x 286 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.1R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Drawn on Stone: The Lithographs of Théodore Géricault," December 6, 1991-May 4, 1992.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), p. 22 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), p. 65, no. 3C3.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), p. 208, no. 884 (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]; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, January 11-13, 1894. Baron Joseph Vitta (died 1942), Paris [according to Paris 1991]. Sold by Cesar de Hauke to the Art Institute, 1947.

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