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Inscription

incised in the foundry model on left side of self-base: FONDU PAR H.GONON ET SES DEUX FILS / 1832; stamped on underside of self-base: Dodanes / N40; glued to self-base, under a wood block, a label handwritten in graphite: Cire perdue / Etude de cheval / par Géricault / Donné par le baron de / M[on]ville

Marks and Labels

FM: Gonon, Jean-Honore

Provenance

Perhaps baron de Monville, active 1830s?-1860s; a gift possibly to an organization or charity sale.[1] Possibly Albert-Désiré Barre [d. 1878]; by descent through the family until 1968/1970.[2] Possibly (Georges Bernier, Paris), 1970.[3] (Cyril Humphris Ltd., London), 1970; sold 30 June 1971 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia;[4] gift 1980 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
1991
Géricault, Grand Palais, Paris, 1991-1992, no. 25.
Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 97, repro.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 259-262, color repro.
2000
National Gallery of Art Special Issue. Connaissance des Arts. Paris, 2000:62.