About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Studies of a Grenadier and a Munitions Cart, c. 1818

Graphite, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
223 x 287 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.6R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Drawn on Stone: The Lithographs of Théodore Géricault," December 6, 1991-May 4, 1992.

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. 3C12.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, V (Paris, 1992), pp. 153-154, no. 1497 (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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