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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.828
People
Théodore Géricault, French (Rouen 1791 - 1824 Paris)
Title
Figure Study (Death of Hector?)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1817
Culture
French, Burgundian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297618
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink over graphite on heavy tan wove paper
Dimensions
28.7 x 23.9 cm (11 5/16 x 9 7/16 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, lightly stamped: P.O.D. [encircled] [Lugt 2103b, mark of Pierre Olivier Dubaut]
Provenance
Pierre-Olivier Dubaut (Lugt 2103b), Paris, sold [through Martin Birnbaum]; to Grenville L. Winthop, 1929, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.828
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Between the Empires: Géricault, Delacroix, Chassériau, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), p. 15

Klaus Berger, Géricault: Drawings and Watercolors, H. Bittner and Company (New York, 1946), repro. no. 18

John H. B. Knowlton, "Book reviews", The Art Bulletin (September 1947), p. 217

Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), pl. 9

Philippe Grunchec and Jacques Thuillier, L'Opera Completa di Gericault, Rizzoli Editore (Milan, Italy, 1978), under no. A91

Philippe Grunchec, "Géricault: Problèmes de méthode", La revue de l'art, Flammarion (Paris, 1979), no. 43, pp. 49, 50, fig. 36

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault: Etude critique, documents, et catalogue raisonné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, France, 1987 -1997), vol. 4, no. 1137, repr., also p. 17

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 171, repr.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 37, repr. (color)

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 37, repr.

Exhibition History

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

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

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

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