About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Sketches of a Cavalry Battle, 1813/14

Graphite with black crayon, on tan wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
173 x 231 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.56R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Providence, R.I., Bell Gallery, Brown University, "Rubenism," January 30-February 23, 1975, p. 234, cat. 74 (ill.).

Kamakura, Japan, Musée d'Art Moderne, "Géricault," October 31-December 20, 1987, pp. 130-131, cat. D-2 (ill.); traveled to Kyoto, Japan, Musée National d'Art Moderne, February 2-March 21, 1988, and Fukuoka, Japan, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Fukuoka, March 24-April 24, 1988.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), pp. 40-41 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 82, no. 4C5.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné III (Paris, 1989), p. 206, no. 878 (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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