About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Munitions Cart Drawn by Two Horses, 1818/1819

Graphite and brush and brown and blue wash, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
223 x 287 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.4R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Géricault," October 12-December 12, 1971, p. 49, cat. 14 (ill.), cat. by Lorenz Eitner; traveled to the Detroit Institute of Arts, January 23-March 7, 1972; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 30-May 14, 1972.

Paris, Musée du Louvre, "Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso," October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 35 (ill.).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, "Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago," February 10-April 10, 1977, p. 73, cat. 33 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, Print and Drawing Galleries, September 27, 1993-January 10, 1994.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), pp. 23-24 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65-66, no. 3C9.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, V (Paris, 1992), p. 154, no. 1500 (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]; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, January 11-13, 1894. Baron Joseph Vitta (died 1942), Paris [according to Paris 1991]. Sold by Cesar de Hauke to the Art Institute, 1947.

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