About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Four Views of a Woman's Head; a Parade Before Louis XVIII, 1814

Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, over graphite, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
170 x 230 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.54R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Géricault," October 12-December 12, 1971, p. 47, cat. 13 (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, Palais du Louvre, "Gericault," September 26, 1991-January 14, 1992, pp. 46, and 341-342, cat. 46, fig. 80.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), pp. 39-40 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 81, no. 4B12.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), p. 239, no. 959 (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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