About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Sketches of a Wooded Site, Dogs and Pheasants in Landscape, 1813/14

Graphite with brush and brown wash, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
173 x 230 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.43R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Aquisition in Focus: Théodore Géricault's Evening: Landscape with Aqueduct," November 19, 1990-February 10, 1991.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), pp. 34-35 (ill.).

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 77, no. 4A4.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), p. 149, no. 725 (ill.).

Gary Tinterow, "Times of Day," The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, XLVIII:3 (Winter 1990-91), pp. 34-36, cat. 1 (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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