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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Théodore Géricault, French (Rouen 1791 - 1824 Paris)
The Entombment
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Black chalk, gray and black wash, and white gouache on brown wove paper
16.2 x 22.2 cm (6 3/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: lower left, black ink: P.O.D. [encircled] [Lugt 2103b, mark of Pierre Olivier Dubaut]
  • collector's mark: lower left, black ink: COUTAN HAUGUET / COLLECTION / SCHUBERT MILLET [encircled] [Lugt 464, mark of L. J. A. Coutan]
  • inscription: verso, top, graphite: 11-1 Gericault
L. J. A. Coutan (Lugt 464), Paris, by descent; to his wife, Mme Coutan, 1830, by descent; to her brother, Ferdinand Hauget, 1838, by descent; to his son, Maurice-Jacques-Albert Hauguet, 1869, by descent; to his wife, Mme Hauguet, by descent; to her siser, Mme. Gustave Millet, sold [through Hôtel Drouot, commisaaire-priseur Escribe, December 16, 1889, lot 172]. P. A. Chéramay, sold [through Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 5, 1908, no. 257]. Pierre Olivier Dubaut, Paris (Lugt 2103b), sold [via Martin Birnbaum]; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, 1931, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Catalogue des tableaux, aquarelles, dessins par Bonington, Charlet, David, Decamps, Eugène Delacroix..., auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris, December 16, 1889), p. 47, lot 172

Henri Zerner, "Théodore Géricault: Artist of Man and Beast", Apollo (June 1978), vol. CVII, no. 196, pp. 480-486, p. 481, repr. as fig. 2

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault: Etude critique, documents, et catalogue raisonné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, France, 1987 -1997), vol. 4, no. 1282, repr., also p. 28

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 169, repr.

Jeffrey Fontana, Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Necoclassical Drawing, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1999), checklist no. 23

Exhibition History

Between the Empires: Géricault, Delacroix, Chasseriau--Painters of the Romantic Movement, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/30/1946 - 06/01/1946

Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Neoclassical Drawing, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/07/1999 - 10/31/1999

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

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