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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.363
People
Théodore Géricault, French (Rouen 1791 - 1824 Paris)
Title
Groom and Horses
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1820-1821
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper
Dimensions
29.3 x 37.4 cm (11 9/16 x 14 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Possibly sale of Cabinet de M****, 16 rue des Jeuneurs, Paris, March 11-12, 1846, no. 89 ("Jockey anglais promenant des chevaux"). Maurice Coutot. Sold [through Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, December 16-17, 1919, no. 129]; to Édouard Henriquet. Grenville L. Winthrop [via Martin Birnbaum], New York, 1939, 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
1943.363
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Théodor Géricault: The Hans E. Bühler Collection of Pictures, Drawings and Lithographs, auct. cat., Christie, Manson and Woods, Ltd. (London), pg. 192, under no. 149

Between the Empires: Géricault, Delacroix, Chassériau, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), pl. 14

Klaus Berger, Géricault: Drawings and Watercolors, H. Bittner and Company (New York, 1946), pg. 29, no. 30, pl. 30

Anna Maria Cetto, Tierzeichnungen aus acht Jahrhunderten, Holbein-Verlag (Basel, 1949), pp. 29-30, pl. 54

Géricault: Tout l'oeuvre gravé et pièces en rapport, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (Rouen, 1981), pg. 97 under no. 84 (unlocated)

Frances S. Jowell, "Rouen: Géricault at the Musée des Beaux-Arts", The Burlington Magazine (London, April 1982), pg. 256

Philippe Grunchec, Géricault, dessins et aquarelles de chevaux, Edita (Lausanne, 1982), pp. 162, 163, repro.

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: His Life and Work, Orbis Publishing Ltd. (London, England, 1983), pg. 224, fig. 192

Philippe Grunchec, Master Drawings by Géricault, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, DC, 1985), under no. 83

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault: Etude critique, documents, et catalogue raisonné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, France, 1987 -1997), vol. 7, pp. 15, 24, 117, no. 2260, repr

Frances S. Jowell, "Géricault's 'Arabian Grey': Questions of Authorship and Inspiration", Apollo (London, May 1993), 137, pp. 288-90, fig. 2

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 181, repr.

Bruno Chenique, Les chevaux de Géricault, Bibliothèque de l'Image (Paris, 2002), pl. 69 (color)

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. 42, repr. (color)

Exhibition History

Exposition d'Oeuvres de Géricault: au Profit de la Societé La Sauvegarde de l'Art Français, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 04/24/1924 - 05/16/1924

Exposition Gericault: Peintre et Dessinateur, Galerie Bernheim Jeune, Paris, 05/10/1937 - 05/29/1937

French Romanticism of the Eighteen Thirties, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/16/1943 - 02/12/1943

Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944

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, 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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