About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Study of Figure Group, with Detail of Grenadier's Head, 1818

Graphite, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove paper
287 x 225 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.7

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. 7, cat. by Kate H. Spencer.

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. 36 (ill.).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, "Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago," February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 74-75, cat. 34 (ill.).

Kamakura, Japan, Musée d'Art Moderne, "Géricault," October 31-December 20, 1987, pp. 152-153, cat. D-22 (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.

Paris, Palais du Louvre, "Gericault," September 26, 1991-January 14, 1992, pp. 174 and 347, cat. 64, fig. 280.

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 and 67, no. 3D2.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, V (Paris, 1992), pp. 138-139, no. 1457 (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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