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Title

The Flemish farrier

1821


Artist

Théodore Géricault

France

26 Sep 1791 - 26 Jan 1824


About

The lithograph is one of a series of 12 plates completed by Géricault when he was in London in 1820-21. His English prints portray a range of genre subjects from beggars, the urban poor and the work of farriers to depictions of draught horses and thoroughbreds. The softness of the lithographic crayon is brilliantly manipulated to capture the steamy atmosphere inside the smithy.


Details


Date

1821


Media category

Print


Materials used

lithograph


Edition

only state


Dimensions

23.0 x 31.5 cm image


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Don Mitchell Bequest Fund 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7.2009


Artist information

Théodore Géricault

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Germain Bazin, Théodore Géricault: étude critique, documents et catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987-1997, Vol.VII; 89-90, (illus.). no.2185

Loys Delteil, Le peintre-graveur illustré. Gericault, New York, 1969, (illus.). no.33

École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Géricault: dessins & estampes des collections de l'École des beaux-arts, 1997, 241, (illus.). no.E.32

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Géricault, Paris, 1991, 389 (illus.). no.230, fig.330

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, Géricault: tout l'oeuvre gravé et pièces en rapport, 1981, (illus.). cat.no.32