About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Sheet of Sketches: Cavalry Battles and Mounted Soldiers, 1813/14

Graphite, on tan wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
172 x 230 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.57R

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.

Providence, R.I., Bell Gallery, Brown University, "Rubenism," January 30-February 23, 1975, p. 23, cat. 72 (ill.).

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. 33 (ill.).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, "Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago," February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 70-71, cat. 31 (ill.).

San Francisco, Calif., California Palace of Legion of Honor, "Géricault: Romantic Paintings and Drawings," January 28-March 26, 1989, p. 46, cat. 8, cat. by Lorenz Eitner and Steven Nash.

Paris, Palais du Louvre, "Géricault," September 26, 1991-January 14, 1992, pp. 42 and 339, cat. 37, fig. 71.

Publication History

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

Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 82-83, no. 4C7.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), p. 177, no. 800 (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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