A Paraleytic Woman, plate 9 from Various Subjects Drawn from Life on Stone

A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1821

Artist:

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault (French, 1791-1824)
printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel (German and English, 1789-1850)
published by Rodwell and Martin

About this artwork

Although he was renowned as a painter, Théodore Géricault feared that he could never rival the work of his predecessors. Thus, he embraced the invention of lithography in the late 18th century as an opportunity to become the master of a new medium. Here Géricault used the lines of the building to frame the young girl’s despair at the plight of the older woman.

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Artist

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault

Title

A Paraleytic Woman, plate 9 from Various Subjects Drawn from Life on Stone

Origin

France

Date

1821

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

226 × 317 mm (image); 376 × 496 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Alan Rutenberg; Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1991.228.1

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