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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- Prints and Drawings
- Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
- The Return from Russia
- Lithograph in black with tan tint stone on ivory wove paper
- 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"
- 444 × 361 mm (image); 587 × 419 mm (sheet)
- Albert H. Wolf Memorial Collection