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Graphite with black crayon, on tan wove paper, perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
17.3 × 23.1 cm (6 13/16 × 9 1/8 in.)
Margaret Day Blake Collection
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Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: An Album of Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1960), pp. 40-41 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century I (Chicago, 1978), pp. 65 and 82, no. 4C5.
Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault, Étude Critique, Documents et Catalogue Raisonné III (Paris, 1989), p. 206, no. 878 (ill.).
Providence, R.I., Bell Gallery, Brown University, “Rubenism,” January 30-February 23, 1975, p. 234, cat. 74 (ill.).
Kamakura, Japan, Musée d’Art Moderne, “Géricault,” October 31-December 20, 1987, pp. 130-131, cat. D-2 (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.
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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