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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M23244
People
Théodore Géricault, French (Rouen 1791 - 1824 Paris)
Printed by Charles Étienne Pierre Motte, French (1785 - 1836)
Title
Return from Russia
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Retour de Russie
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1818
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lithograph printed in black and ochre on off-white wove paper
Technique
Lithograph
Dimensions
image: 44.3 x 36 cm (17 7/16 x 14 3/16 in.)
sheet: 50.4 × 39.4 cm (19 13/16 × 15 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower center, in stone: Retour de Russie
  • inscription: lower right, in stone: Géricault / Au Dépot g. al de lithographie quai Voltaire No. 7
Provenance
[Paul McCarron in association with Susan Schulman, New York], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1996
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
vi/vi
Standard Reference Number
Clément 12; Rouen 12; Delteil 13; Brugerolles E.10
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Virginia H. Deknatel, David Becker, Alan Dworsky, Mariot F. Solomon, and Daniel Bell, and with the Print Department Discretionary Fund, Director's Acquisition Funds
Accession Year
1996
Object Number
M23244
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Clea Simon, "An Artist of His Times, and Ahead of Them", The Harvard Gazette ([e-journal], September 13, 2018), https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/09/mutiny-is-young-angry-and-taking-on-the-social-issues-of-yesterday-and-today/, accessed September 14, 2018

"Géricault's Staying Power", Index Magazine ([e-journal], August 13, 2018), https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/article/gericault-s-staying-power, accessed August 15, 2018

M. J. Andersen, "'Mutiny: Works by Géricault' Review: Equine Passions and Anxieties", The Wall Street Journal (September 10, 2018), repr.

Exhibition History

Touchstone: 200 Years of Artists' Lithographs, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/15/1998 - 11/01/1998; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 07/17/1999 - 09/26/1999; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, 09/30/1999 - 12/10/2000; William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Museum, Chapel Hill, 02/04/2001 - 05/13/2001

32Q: 2200 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/04/2015 - 07/08/2015

Mutiny: Works by Géricault, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/01/2018 - 01/06/2019

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