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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Théodore Géricault, French (Rouen 1791 - 1824 Paris)
Roman Herdsmen
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black chalk, brown wash and white gouache on brown wove paper
20.9 x 28.1 cm (8 1/4 x 11 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: verso, purple ink: DOUANE / EXPORTATION / PARIS / CENTRALE [encircled]
Pierre-Olivier Dubaut, Paris, sold [through Martin Birnbaum]; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, 1933, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Walter Pach, "Géricault in America", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (April 1945), series 6, 27, pp. 227-240, fig. 7

Between the Empires: Géricault, Delacroix, Chassériau, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), pg. 15

Klaus Berger, Géricault: Drawings and Watercolors, H. Bittner and Company (New York, 1946), no. 21, pl. 21

Klaus Berger, Géricault and His Work, University of Kansas Press (Lawrence, KS, 1955), no. 25, pl. 25

James Watrous, The Craft of Old-Master Drawings, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI, 1957), p. 38

Fritz Novotny, Painting and Sculpture in Europe, 1780 to 1880, Penguin Books (Baltimore, MD, 1960), pg. 86

Antonio Del Guercio, Géricault, Il Club del Libro (Milan, Italy, 1963), pp. 40, 142, pl. 25

Kate H. Spencer, The Graphic Art of Géricault, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1969), pg. 13

Lorenz Eitner and Committee for Art at Stanford, "Géricault's 'Black Standard Bearer'", Stanford Museum (1973), vol. 2, pg. 6, n. 7

Henri Zerner, "Théodore Géricault: Artist of Man and Beast", Apollo (June 1978), vol. CVII, no. 196, pp. 480-486, p. 481

Lynn R. Matteson, "Observations on Géricault and Pinelli", Pantheon (January 1980-March 1980), vol. 38, pp. 74-78, pg. 76, fig. 9

Géricault: Tout l'oeuvre gravé et pièces en rapport, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (Rouen, 1981), pg. 27, under no. 1

Philippe Grunchec, Géricault, dessins et aquarelles de chevaux, Edita (Lausanne, 1982), pg. 60, repro.

Lorenz Eitner, Géricault: His Life and Work, Orbis Publishing Ltd. (London, England, 1983), pg. 140, fig. 122

Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault: Etude critique, documents, et catalogue raisonné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, France, 1987 -1997), vol. 4, no. 1214, repr., repr. in color between pp. 22 and 23, also p. 21

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 168, repr.

Lorenz Eitner, "Géricault's First Lithograph: A Hitherto Unrecorded First State of the 'Bouchers de Rome.'", Apollo (London, November 1998), vol. 148, pg. 35

Susan L. Siegfried, "Géricault in Rome: Drawing and Monumentality", ed. Margret Stuffmann, Walther König (Cologne, 2001), pp. 205-206, fig. 15

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 34, repr. (color)

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 34, repr.

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), pp. 134-135, repr. p. 135 as fig. 288

Exhibition History

Between the Empires: Géricault, Delacroix, Chasseriau--Painters of the Romantic Movement, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/30/1946 - 06/01/1946

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

32Q: 2200 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/04/2015 - 07/08/2015

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

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