About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Stableboy Grooming a Horse, 1814

Graphite with brush and brown wash, on ivory laid paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
275 x 211 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.27

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Palais du Louvre, "Gericault," September 26, 1991-January 14, 1992, p. 394, cat. 250, fig. 351.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), pp. 28-29 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 72, no. 3F1.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, IV (Paris, 1990), p. 239, no. 2594 (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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