About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Study of a Horse Turning Its Head and Raising His Hind Leg, 1818/19

Graphite, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
220 x 285 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.21

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), p. 27 (ill.).

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65, and 70-71, no. 3E4.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, V (Paris, 1992), p. 215, no. 1659 (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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