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Theodore Gericault



 Jean-Louis-André Theodore Gericault

(b Rouen, 26 Sept 1791; d Paris, 26 Jan 1824).

 French painter, draughtsman, lithographer and sculptor. He experienced the exaltation of Napoleon’s triumphs in his boyhood, reached maturity at the time of the empire’s agony and ended his career of little more than 12 working years in the troubled early period of the Restoration. When he died, he was known to the public only by the three paintings he had exhibited at the Salon in Paris, the Charging Chasseur (1812; Paris, Louvre), the Wounded Cuirassier Leaving the Field of Battle (1814; Paris, Louvre) and the Raft of the Medusa (1819; Paris, Louvre), and by a handful of lithographs.


Musée des Beaux-Arts at London


An Officer of the Chasseurs Commanding a Charge

Oil on canvas, 349 x 266 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Riderless Horse Races

Oil on canvas, 45 x 60 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Man with Delusions of Military Command

Oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm
Private collection


A Madwoman and Compulsive Gambler

c. 1822
Oil on canvas, 77 x 65 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Portrait of a Kleptomaniac

c. 1820
Oil on canvas, 61,2 x 50,2 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent


The Epsom Derby

Oil on canvas, 92 x 122 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


The Wreck

Oil on canvas, 19 x 25 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


The Plaster Kiln

Oil on canvas, 50 x 61 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

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