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Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault (1791-1824)

Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)1830

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Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault (1791-1824), French painter, was leader of the school of Romantic realism. He was a pupil of Vernet and then of Guérin, in whose studio he met Delacroix. Criticism of his masterpiece, "Le Radeau de la Méduse" of 1819 drove Géricault to England, where he executed racing scenes, landscapes, and numerious lithographs. He returned to Paris in 1822, in poor health due to excesses, and died in Paris in 1824 at the age of thirty-three.

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  • Title: Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault (1791-1824)
  • Creator: Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)
  • Date Created: 1830
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)
  • Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: medallions (medals); portraits
  • Medium: bronze
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Bottom center: DAVID; [Date] Bottom center: 1830; [Inscription] At top left in relief: GERICAULT; [Inscription] At top right in relief: PICTOR
  • Dimensions: Diam: 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters
  • Classification: Metal
  • Accession Number: 54.853

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