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Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct, 1818

Oil on canvas
98 1/2 × 86 1/2 in
250.2 × 219.7 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Purchase, Gift of James A. Moffett 2nd, in memory of George M. Moffett, by exchange, 1989), licensed under … Read more
Théodore Géricault
French, 1791–1824
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Théodore Géricault created one of the most iconic masterpieces of French Romanticism, the Raft of the Medusa (1818-19). Depicted on a monumental scale, Géricault portrayed in horrifying explicitness scenes of a shipwreck based on a contemporary event in which the captain had deserted his crew and passengers, leaving them to die. The painting’s allusions to governmental negligence and corruption ignited great controversy and brought Géricault widespread attention. Although he died young, his candid representations and bold style influenced many of his contemporaries, including Eugène Delacroix, who served as one of the models for the Raft of the Medusa.

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About the work
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Purchase, Gift of James A. Moffett 2nd, in memory of George M. Moffett, by exchange, 1989), licensed under … Read more
Théodore Géricault
French, 1791–1824
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Théodore Géricault created one of the most iconic masterpieces of French Romanticism, the Raft of the Medusa (1818-19). Depicted on a monumental scale, Géricault portrayed in horrifying explicitness scenes of a shipwreck based on a contemporary event in which the captain had deserted his crew and passengers, leaving them to die. The painting’s allusions to governmental negligence and corruption ignited great controversy and brought Géricault widespread attention. Although he died young, his candid representations and bold style influenced many of his contemporaries, including Eugène Delacroix, who served as one of the models for the Raft of the Medusa.

Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct, 1818

Oil on canvas
98 1/2 × 86 1/2 in
250.2 × 219.7 cm
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