About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

Caisson d'artillerie, 1818

Graphite on ivory wove paper
221 x 285 mm

Margaret Day Blake Collection, 1947.35.2R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Kamakura, Japan, Musée d'Art Moderne, "Géricault," October 31-December 20, 1987, pp. 150-151, cat. D-21 (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, p. 398, cat. 268, fig. 296.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), p. 23 (ill.).

Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), p. 65, no. 3C5.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, V (Paris, 1992), pp. 152-153, no. 1494 (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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