Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Gericault (Rouen 1791-1824 Paris)
Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Gericault (Rouen 1791-1824 Paris)

Women bathing (recto); A nude seated woman (verso)

Details
Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Gericault (Rouen 1791-1824 Paris)
Women bathing (recto); A nude seated woman (verso)
pencil, pen and brown ink, brown wash
8 x 5 in. (203 x 127 mm.)
Provenance
Alfred Sensier (1815-1877); Paris, 10-1 December 1877, lot 431 (16 francs with lot 432).
Jean Dolfus (1823-1911); Paris, 4 March 1912, lot 49 (to Baudin)
Pierre Baudin (1863-1917); Paris, 16 March 1921, lot 40 (to Madame Pierre Goujon).
Literature
L. Eitner, Gericault, His Life and Work, London, 1983, p. 80, fig. 61. B. Noël, Gericault, Paris, 1991, pp. 7 and 9.
G. Bazin, Théodore Gericault. Etude critique, documents et catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1990, pp. 11 and 97, nos. 1071-2.
Exhibited
Paris, Hôtel Charpentier, Gericault, 1924, no. 91.
New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library and elsewhere , Master Drawings by Gericault, 1985, no. 5
San Francisco, Palace of the Legion of Honor, Gericault: Romantic Paintings and Drawings, 1989, no. 13.

Lot Essay

The drawing is datable to Gericault's early career, to circa 1812

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