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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.365
People
Théodore Géricault, French (Rouen 1791 - 1824 Paris)
Title
English Horse Guard
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1820-1821
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298208
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on brown wove paper; parts of the background have been varnished
Dimensions
23.4 × 29.6 cm (9 3/16 × 11 5/8 in.)
Provenance
James Nathaniel de Rothschild, by descent; to his son Baron Henri de Rothschild, sold [through Martin Birnbaum]; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, 1931, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.365
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Charles Clément, "Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Géricault (Suite et fin). Dessins.", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (October 1867), no. 138, p. 369

Charles Clément, Géricault; étude biographique et critique avec le Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre du maitre, Didier et cie. (Paris, France, 1879), pg. 362, no. 155

Klaus Berger, Géricault: Drawings and Watercolors, H. Bittner and Company (New York, 1946), no. 35, pl. 35

Charles Clément, Géricault. Etude biographique et critique avec le catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre du maître, Léonce Laget (Paris, 1973), pg. 468, no. 155

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1977), pp. 49, 69, cat. 19 pp. 95-97, rep. p. 96 as pl. 4 (color)

Henri Zerner, "Théodore Géricault: Artist of Man and Beast", Apollo (June 1978), vol. CVII, no. 196, pp. 480-486, pp. 483, 484, pl. 18

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: His Life and Work, Orbis Publishing Ltd. (London, England, 1983), pp. 51 no. 62, 225, 312, pl. 35

Philippe Grunchec, Géricault's Horses: Drawings and Watercolours, Vendome Press (New York, 1984), pg. 142, repro.

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault: Etude critique, documents, et catalogue raisonné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, France, 1987 -1997), vol. 7, no. 2295, repr., also pp. 28-29

Lorenz Eitner, Gericault, Sa vie, son oeuvre, Gallimard (Paris, France, 1991), pp. 303, 304 fig. 141, 432 n. 65

Frances S. Jowell, "Géricault's 'Arabian Grey': Questions of Authorship and Inspiration", Apollo (London, May 1993), 137, pg. 287, fig. 1

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 180, repr.

Le temps de passions: Collections romantiques des musées d'Orléans, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux Arts d'Orléans (Orléans, 1997), pp. 257-58

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. 43, 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. 43, repr.

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

Exhibition History

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

Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

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

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/13/2008 - 10/19/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/02/2009 - 10/12/2009

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/10/2010 - 10/09/2010

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

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