About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Five Sketches for a Cavalry Battle, 1813/14

Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over graphite, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
172 x 228 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.50R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

London, Royal Academy of Arts, "Rubens and His Legacy", January 24 - April 10, 2015, p.58 (ill.), cat. 18, travelled to Brussels, Centre for Fine Arts, September 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), p. 39 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 80, no. 4B5.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), pp. 205-206, no. 875 (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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