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Head of a Man [recto]

Pen and brown ink over traces of graphite on wove paper
6 7/16 × 5 3/16 in
16.4 × 13.2 cm
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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Overall: 16.3 x 13.1 cm (6 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Overall: 16.3 x 13.1 cm (6 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
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
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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Overall: 16.3 x 13.1 cm (6 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Overall: 16.3 x 13.1 cm (6 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
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.

Head of a Man [recto]

Pen and brown ink over traces of graphite on wove paper
6 7/16 × 5 3/16 in
16.4 × 13.2 cm
Permanent collection
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