HORACE VERNET

Paris 1789-1863 Paris

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

Oil on canvas

18 ⅝ x 15 ⅛ inches

47.3 x 38.4 cm

Provenance

M. Picon, Paris (by at least 1898)

Colonel Marie-Georges Pellée de Saint-Maurice (1876-1950), Senlis (by at least 1932)

Sale: Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 30 March 1955, lot 177 (as Portait d’homme) bt. Dubaut

Pierre-Olivier Dubaut (1886-1968), Paris, by descent to his daughter-in-law,

Jacqueline Dubaut-Bellefonte, Paris, until 1997, sold to

Etienne Bréton, Paris


Exhibitions

Paris, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Les Vernets, May 1898, no. 296 (as Portrait de Géricault en costoume d’atelier); lent by M. Picon

Paris, Atelier Eugène Delacroix, Delacroix et ses amis, June-July 1932, no. 144 (as Géricault), lent by M. le coloned de Saint-Maurice

Paris, Galerie Claude Aubry, Géricault dans les collections privées françaises, 6 November – 7 December 1964, uncatalogued

Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Géricault, 10 October 1991 – 6 January 1992, cat. no. 144 (as Portrait de Géricault)

New York, W. M. Brady & Co., Drawings and Pictures 1770-1915, 1997-1998, cat. no. 14, illustrated


Literature

C. Clément, Géricault: étude biographique et critique avec le catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre du maître, 2nd edition, 1868, p. 422

R. Rosenblum, in Horace Vernet (1789-1863), exhibition catalogue, Accademia di Francia a Roma, Rome, 1980, p. 15

G. Bazin, Théodore Géricault, étude critique, documents et catalogue raisonné, vol. I, Paris, 1987, pp. 219-21, fig. 163

Painted circa 1822-23


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