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Turning the Pages: Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (1791–1824) Sketchbook, 1818-19

Turning the Pages: Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (1791–1824) Sketchbook, 1818-19

This digitally-rebound volume consists of 36 folios with drawings and sketches in several media showing soldiers, horses, and other subjects drawn by Géricault around 1818-19. Several adjoining sheets of caricatures may have been drawn by or after the artist Horace Vernet (French, 1789-1863) in a common practice of having other artists add to in-process sketchbooks. The drawings in this book and in a second sketchbook were disbound and later rematted to be displayed as separate drawings. The second sketchbook, from 1813-14 has also been digitized, using the same cover, a type of paper over boards binding that Géricault himself might have used.



17th century, French, sketchbooks
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