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Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault

(1791-1824)

Biography


Théodore Géricault was born into a wealthy Rouen family in 1791.  He studied with the painters Carle Vernet (1758-1836) and Pierre Guérin (1774-1833) in Paris, and in 1816-1818 traveled to Italy. The Old Masters, especially Michelangelo and Rubens, influenced him more than any contemporary artist. Already in his early works Géricault strays away from the Neoclassical canons, which dominated in the French art of the time.Read Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault's Full Biography

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. Mounted Officer of the Imperial Guard. Mounted Officer of the Imperial Guard. 1812. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guadrs Charging, also Chasseur Charging. An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guadrs Charging, also Chasseur Charging. 1814. Oil on canvas. 349 x 266 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. The Blacksmith's Signboard. The Blacksmith's Signboard. 1814. Oil on wood. Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. Taming of the Bulls. Taming of the Bulls. 1817. Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. Race of Wild Horses in Rome. Race of Wild Horses in Rome. 1817. Paper on canvas. 45 x 60 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. Horse Races in Rome. Horse Races in Rome. 1817. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. 45.1 x 60 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. . The Return from Russia. . The Return from Russia. c.1818. Watercolor over pencil on Bristol Board, and lithograph. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. Heads Severed. Heads Severed. 1818. Oil on canvas. 50 x 61 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. The Raft of the The Raft of the "Medusa". 1818-1819. Oil on canvas. 490 x 720 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. The Derby at Epson. The Derby at Epson. 1821. Oil on canvas. 92 x 123 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. The Madman. The Madman. c.1822. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ghent, Belgium. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. The Madwoman. The Madwoman. c.1822-23. Oil on canvas. 72 x 58 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. The Woman with Gambling Mania. The Woman with Gambling Mania. c.1822-23. Oil on canvas. 77 x 65 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. The Plaster Kiln. The Plaster Kiln. . Oil on canvas. 50 x 61. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. Grey Dapple Horse. Grey Dapple Horse. . Oil on canvas. Private collection. [Order a Print]
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault. Study of a Model. Study of a Model. . Oil on canvas. 64 x 53 cm. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print]
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