About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Three Sketches of an Equestrian Battle and a Sketch of Two, 1813/14

Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over graphite, and black crayon on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
168 x 225 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.55R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Urbana-Champaign, Ill., Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Drawings from the Collections of The Art Institute of Chicago," April 23–May 14, 1972.

Providence, R.I., Bell Gallery, Brown University, "Rubenism," January 30-February 23, 1975, p. 233, cat. 73 (ill.).

Publication History

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

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 82, no. 4C3.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), p. 206, no. 877 (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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