About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Sketches of Horses and Soldiers, c. 1818–1819

Graphite and pen and brown ink, on cream laid paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
226 x 287 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.5R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New Haven, Conn., Yale Art Gallery, "The Graphic Art of Géricault," February 5-March 30, 1969, p. 23, cat. 9, cat. by Kate H. Spencer.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), p. 24 (ill.).

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65-67, no. 3C10.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, V (Paris, 1992), p. 153, no. 1496 (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]; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, January 11-13, 1894. Baron Joseph Vitta (died 1942), Paris [according to Paris 1991]. Sold by Cesar de Hauke to the Art Institute, 1947.

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