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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Théodore Géricault, French (Rouen 1791 - 1824 Paris)
Coal Wagon Hauled by Seven Horses; verso: Sketches of horses and a cart
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Charrette de charbonniers attelée de sept chevaux grimpant une cote
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Graphite and gray-blue and brown watercolor on cream modern laid paper; verso: graphite
17 x 27 cm (6 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: lower right, black ink: P.O.D. [encircled] [Lugt 2103b, mark of Pierre Olivier Dubaut]
  • inscription: verso, graphite: 1278 [illegible] sur de la / grandeur du paysage Italien [illegible] / [cut off] sur du [illegible] couleur no. (?) 60-24 (?)
Général Rollin. Mlle B..., sold [through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 10, 1916, lot 16]. Pierre Olivier Dubaut, Paris, Lugt 2103b, sold [through Martin Birnbaum]; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, 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

Exposition Géricault, exh. cat., Hôtel Jean Charpentier (Paris, 1924), p. 63, cat. no. 155

Klaus Berger, Géricault: Drawings and Watercolors, H. Bittner and Company (New York, 1946), p. 34, cat. no. 52

Agnes Mongan, ed., One Hundred Master Drawings, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1949), p. 144, repr.

Klaus Berger, Géricault and His Work, University of Kansas Press (Lawrence, KS, 1955), pp. 84-85, no. 76

Antonio Del Guercio, Géricault, Il Club del Libro (Milan, Italy, 1963), p. 150, no. 82, repr.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault: Etude critique, documents, et catalogue raisonné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, France, 1987 -1997), vol. 7, no. 2166, repr., repr. in color p. 83, also p. 13

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 182, repr.

Jean-Francois Méjanès, The Timeless Eye: Master Drawings from the Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski Collection, exh. cat., ed. Philip Rylands, Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice, 1999), under no. 91

Master Drawings, auct. cat., Flavia Ormond Fine Arts Limited (London, 2004), under no. 13

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

Old Master and British Drawings including Works from the Collection of Jean Bonna, auct. cat., Christie's, New York (New York, January 28, 2020), p. 96

Exhibition History

Exposition Géricault, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, 04/24/1924 - 05/16/1924

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

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

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