The Return from Russia

A work made of lithograph in black with tan tint stone on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black with tan tint stone on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1818

Artist:

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
French, 1791-1824

About this artwork

Théodore Géricault, who often sympathized with the helpless in his art, glorified these wounded soldiers by showing them from a low angle. The center group stands out, while lighter figures fade into the background, suggesting early difficulties with balancing contrast on a lithographic stone. Although the use of a tint stone was technically difficult, it allowed artists like Géricault to include more painterly effects in their prints.

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Artist

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault

Title

The Return from Russia

Origin

France

Date

1818

Medium

Lithograph in black with tan tint stone on ivory wove paper

Inscriptions

Not signed, inscribed recto, lower right, on stone, in image: "Géricault" lower center, below image: "Retour de Russie" lower left, below image: "Au dépôt gal de lithographie, quai Voltaire No 7"

Dimensions

444 × 361 mm (image); 587 × 419 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Albert H. Wolf Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1951.124

Extended information about this artwork

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