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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Théodore Géricault, French (Rouen 1791 - 1824 Paris)
Study for "Landscape with Fishermen"
Other Titles
Former Title: An Italian Landscape
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite, pen and brown ink, blue and brown wash over black chalk on white laid paper
23.2 × 20.7 cm (9 1/8 × 8 1/8 in.)
framed: 50 × 44.5 cm (19 11/16 × 17 1/2 in.)
Sauvé, circa 1868. Alfred Sensisser, sold [through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 10-15, 1877, no. 426]. Mathey, Paris. Duc de Trévise, sold [through Galerie Charpentier, commissaire-priseur: Aleph. Bellier, May 19, 1938, lot 18]. [Maurice Gobin, Paris], sold; to Meta and Paul J. Sachs, c. 1938, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Collection du Duc de Trévise: Catalogue des tableaux et dessins du XIXme siècle par Carpeaux, Chasseriau, Corot, Delacroix..., auct. cat., Galerie Charpentier (Paris, France, May 19, 1938), p. 18, lot 18, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 692, fig. 363

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 37

Agnes Mongan, French Romanticism of the Eighteen Thirties, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1943), p. 7, cat. no. 10

A Thousand Years of Landscape East and West (Paintings, Drawings, Prints), exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 1945), p. 7

Klaus Berger, Géricault: Drawings and Watercolors, H. Bittner and Company (New York, 1946), no. 1, repr. as pl. 1

Agnes Mongan, French Drawings of Five Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, 1951), cat. no. 43, repr.

Felice Stampfle, Landscape Drawings & Water-colors, exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, 1953), p. 21, cat. no. 35

Lorenz Eitner, "Two Rediscovered Landscapes by Géricault", The Art Bulletin (June 1954), Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 131-142, p. 135, repr. as fig. 9

Max Huggler, "Two Unknown Landscapes by Géricault", The Burlington Magazine (August 1954), Vol. 96, No. 617, pp. 234-235, 237, pp. 234, 237

René Huyghe and Philippe Jaccottet, French Drawings of the 19th Century: 136 Reproductions, Thames and Hudson, Ltd. (London, 1956), p. 166, repr. as plate 20

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]: given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 41, repr. , also repr. on back cover

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA, 1971), p. 67, cat. no. 30

Monique Geiger, Marguerite Guillaume, and Serge Lemoine, Dessins du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, exh. cat., Musée du Louvre (Paris, 1976), pp. 26-27

Serge Lemoine, Donation Granville: Oeuvres réalisées avant 1900, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon (Dijon, 1976), Vol. I, p. 139

Henri Zerner, "Théodore Géricault: Artist of Man and Beast", Apollo (June 1978), vol. CVII, no. 196, pp. 480-486, p. 480, repr. as fig. 1

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: His Life and Work, Orbis Publishing Ltd. (London, England, 1983), p. 143, repr. as fig. 125

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault: Etude critique, documents, et catalogue raisonné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, France, 1987 -1997), vol. 5., no. 1430, repr., also p. 11

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault, 1791-1824, exh. cat., Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA, 1989), p. 54, cat. no. 26

Gary Tinterow, "Gericault's Heroic Landscapes: The Times of Day", Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, Winter 1990/1991), pp. 45, 69, no. 6, repr. p. 45

John Russell, "Small Exhibits: Like Jefferson Dining Alone", The New York Times (Sunday, December 9, 1990), pp. 35-36, pp. 35-36, repr. p. 35

Sylvain Laveissière and Régis Michel, Gericault, exh. cat., Editions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1991), p. 371, no. 157

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 173, repr.

Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1999-2000, 2000, p. 35

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 139, repr. p. 139 as fig. 298

Exhibition History

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

French Romanticism of the Eighteen Thirties, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/16/1943 - 02/12/1943

A Thousand Years of Landscape East and West, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/24/1945 - 12/09/1945

French Drawings of Five Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/15/1951 - 09/30/1951

Landscape Drawings and Watercolors, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 01/01/1953 - 12/31/1953

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

Géricault, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 10/12/1971 - 12/12/1971; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 01/23/1972 - 03/07/1972; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 03/30/1972 - 05/14/1972

The Age of Romanticism, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/15/1986 - 05/18/1986

Géricault, 1791-1824, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 01/28/1989 - 03/26/1989

Gericault's Heroic Landscapes: The Times of Day, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 11/06/1990 - 01/13/1991

Gericault, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 10/10/1991 - 01/06/1992

The Heavenly Twins: Edward W. Forbes, Paul J. Sachs and the Building of a Collection, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/23/1995 - 12/17/1995

Mutiny: Works by Géricault, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/01/2018 - 01/06/2019

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