The black stallion in a landscape by the sea - Théodore Gericault

The black stallion in a landscape by the sea

Théodore GERICAULT
(Rouen 1791 - Paris 1824)

Oil on canvas
H. 0,34 m; W. 0,43 m

Date: 1809-1810

Provenance: Charles-François Moulin, called Moulin-Lacrière (1779-1853), Géricault’s cousin, in Vire
His daughter, Mlle Moulin
Her husband, André-Alfred Hardouin
Their daughter, Mlle Simone Hardouin
Jean-Louis Vaneille (called Jean Barbaroux), bought in the 1960s by Mlle Simone Hardouin
Sale Christie’s, London, Novembre 27, 1987, lot 50
Galerie Jean-Max Tassel, Paris
Private collection, Paris

Exhibited: Autour de Géricault, Saint-Lô, Maison du département, November 30 - December 20, 1990, n° 44, ill. coul.

Literature: Léon Blouet and Pierre Leberruyer, « La région et ses peintres », La Manche, L’Avranchin et le Mortainais, Helio-Cachau, 1972, p. 107 and 109, ill.
Philippe Grunchec, Tout l’œuvre peint de Géricault, Paris, 1991, p. 129, n° 8 du supplément « Étalon dans un paysage », p. 130 ill. in B&W.
« Exhibitions at Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, Jean-Max Tassel Fine Paintings », The Burlington Magazine, t. CXXXIV, n° 1074, septembre 1992, p. IV, colour ill.

We are grateful to Mr. Bruno Chenique for writing the catalogue entry of this painting, which will be included in his forthcoming Catalogue raisonné des tableaux de Théodore Géricault.

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