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Inscription

falsely inscribed lower left: Gericault

Provenance

Percy Moore Turner [d. by 1951]; Henry Nugent Banks; The Honorable Mrs. Baring; (Frank Partridge and Sons, London);[1] Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia, by 1967; (Mellon sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd, New York, 15 November 1983, no. 3, bought in); gift 1984 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1967
French Paintings from the Collection of Paul Mellon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1967-1968, no cat.
1993
Extended loan for use by Secretary Mike Espy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1993-1995.
Bibliography
1978
Grunchec, Philippe. Gericault, tout l'oeuvre peint. Paris, 1978: 93, no. 52-E.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 173, repro.
1987
Bazin, Germain. Théodore Gericault, étude critique, documents et catalogue raisonné. 6 vols. Paris, 1987-1997: 3(1989):109, no. 609.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 261-264, repro.