Théodore Géricault (1791-1824 is a French painter, sculptor, draughtsman and lithographer.
In may 1812, Géricault painted Officier de chasseurs à cheval de la garde impériale chargeant (equestrian portrait of lieutenant Dieudonné) in five weeks, that was presented in the Salon. In this canvas with dark and vibrant colours, we see all the virtuosity of the young painter, particularly in the choice of the heroic position and the drawing of the horse. The canvas was placed next to the Portrait by Murat of Baron Gros. Géricault received the Gold Medal of the Salon at the age of 21 and became famous. Two years later, Géricault presents Cuirassier blessé quittant le feu (1814, Museum Louvre) which forms a striking contrast with the canvas of 1812. It represents an officer on a slope with his horse, going away from the battle. His gaze, in the direction of the killing that he just left behind, shows the disarray, the defeat.
In 1819 he painted his masterpiece, Radeau de la méduse, today in the Louvre. He is considered to be one of the greatest painters of Romanticism.
Le Chariot de charbon
46 x 33 cm
This beautiful print has still very fresh colours and is in excellent condition (a slight lack in the right edge).
- Title of artwork
- Le Chariot de Charbon - The Coal Wagon
- Théodore Géricault (d'après)
- Color lithography
- Plate signed
- Sold with frame
- In very good condition