About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Four Sketches for a Cavalry Battle, c. 1814

Graphite and brush and brown wash, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
174 x 233 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.46R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), pp. 36-37 (ill.).

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 78, no. 4A9.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), p. 205, no. 873 (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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