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Four drawings: Two Reclining Male Nudes and Two Studies of Arabs

Watecolor and ink on paper
13 × 16 1/8 in
33 × 41 cm
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Jill Newhouse Gallery
New York
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In a letter recorded in the Christie’s 1996 catalogue, Lorenz Eitner confirms the attribution of …

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In a letter recorded in the Christie’s 1996 catalogue, Lorenz Eitner confirms the attribution of the four drawings. He dates the top two works circa 1816 and points out that they are based on Michelangelesque motifs related to Géricault’s studies for Raft of the Medusa, 1818. The bottom two drawings Eitner dates to …

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Stamp of the Collection Marquis de Chennevieres on each drawing (Lugt 2072) Stamp of the Dubaut collection on lower two drawings (Lugt … 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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Jill Newhouse Gallery
New York
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In a letter recorded in the Christie’s 1996 catalogue, Lorenz Eitner confirms the attribution of …

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In a letter recorded in the Christie’s 1996 catalogue, Lorenz Eitner confirms the attribution of the four drawings. He dates the top two works circa 1816 and points out that they are based on Michelangelesque motifs related to Géricault’s studies for Raft of the Medusa, 1818. The bottom two drawings Eitner dates to …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Stamp of the Collection Marquis de Chennevieres on each drawing (Lugt 2072) Stamp of the Dubaut collection on lower two drawings (Lugt … 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.

Four drawings: Two Reclining Male Nudes and Two Studies of Arabs

Watecolor and ink on paper
13 × 16 1/8 in
33 × 41 cm
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location
New York
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