About This Artwork

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

The Tempest, c. 1821–1823

Watercolor, with gouache and touches of scraping, on ivory wove paper, perimeter mounted on cream wove card
237 x 210 mm

Restricted gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation, 1965.13

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Géricault," October 12-December 12, 1971, cat. 116, cat. by Lorenz Eitner; also traveled to The Detroit Institute of Art, January 23-March 7, 1972; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 30-May 14, 1972.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Helen Regenstein Collection of European," 1974, pp. 132-33, cat. 65 (ill.), by Harold Joachim.

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. 37 (ill.).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, "Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago," February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 76-77, cat. 35 (ill.).

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Géricault," October 16, 1990-January 6, 1991, cat. 16.

Publication History

Lorenz Eitner, "Géricault’s La Tempête," The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 2 (1967), pp. 6-17 (ill.).

Gottfried Lindemann, "Prints and Drawings: A Pictorial History", (Praeger Publishers, Inc. 1970), pp. 294 (ill.), 298.

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks from the Eighteenth Century (Chicago, 1979), pp. 63-64, no. 3B11.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, XLVIII (Winter 1990-1991), p. 65 (ill.).

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, VI (Paris, 1994), p. 167, no. 2095 (ill.).

Ownership History

The artist to Pierre-Joseph Dedreux-Dorcy (died 1874), from 1832 [inscription]. Vicomte de Fossez [Los Angeles 1971]. Sold by Nathan Chaikin, Vaud, Switzerland, to the Art Institute, 1965.

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