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Entrance to the Adelphi Wharf, plate 11 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 famed 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. In lithography a grease crayon was used to draw on a smooth stone, a process more similar to painting and drawing than other forms of printmaking. The development of Géricault’s work mirrors the exploration of lithography’s possibilities; here, for example, the artist experimented with the use of subtle contrast.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault

Title

Entrance to the Adelphi Wharf, plate 11 from Various Subjects Drawn from Life on Stone

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1821

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 25.4 × 31 cm (10 × 12 1/4 in.); Sheet: 37.6 × 49.6 cm (14 13/16 × 19 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Alan Rutenberg; Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1991.228.11

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