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Artist NameThéodore Géricault (1791-1824)
TitleFour Men Restraining a Wild Horse
Date of Artwork1817
MediumPen and brown ink, with touches of white heightening, over an extensive underdrawing in pencil, with partial framing lines in pencil.
Size8 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. • 226 x 321 mm

Provenance

Marie-Joseph-François Mahérault, Paris;
His posthumous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 27-29 May 1880, part of lot 74 (Cinquante calques et quelques croquis pour ses compositions les plus importantes telles que: Le Naufrage de la Méduse, les Courses de taureaux, les Barbieris, le Maréchal ferrant, le Marchand d'esclaves, Lion attaquant un cheval, figures académiques, épisodes des guerres de l'Empire, Mazeppa, voiture de soldats blesses, etc.);
Jean Dollfus, Paris;
His posthumous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 4 March 1912, part of lot 54 (La Course des Barberi à Rome);
Pierre Olivier Dubaut, Paris (Lugt 2103b), by 1934;
M. Marillier, by 1937;
Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 22 January 2003, lot 102;
Gérard Lhéritier (Aristophil), Nice.