About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Eleven Compositional Sketches, 1813/14

Graphite, on tan wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
229 x 169 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.48R

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. 37-38 (ill.).

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 79, no. 4B1.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), pp. 208-209, no. 885 (ill.).

Gary Tinterow, "Times of Day," The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, XLVIII: 3 (Winter 1990-91), pp. 37-38, cat. 2 (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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