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Graphite, on cream wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
17.4 × 23.2 cm (6 7/8 × 9 3/16 in.)
Margaret Day Blake Collection
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Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), p. 33 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 76, no. 3G8.
Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné, III (Paris, 1989), pp. 145-146, no. 715 (ill.).
Kamakura, Japan, Musée d’Art Moderne, “Géricault,” October 31-December 20, 1987, pp. 128-129, cat. D-1 (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.
San Francisco, Calif., California Palace of Legion of Honor, “Géricault: Romantic Paintings and Drawings,” January 28-March 26, 1989, p. 45, cat. 7.
Probably Ary Scheffer, Paris; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 15-16, 1859, lot 16, to Anatole-Auguste Hulot [according to Paris 1991 exh. cat.]; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, January 11-13, 1894. Baron Joseph Vitta (died 1942), Paris [according to Paris 1991 exh. cat.]. Sold by Cesar de Hauke to the Art Institute, 1947.
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