Ten lithographs in original wrappers, sheets each approx 365 x 270mm (14¼ x 10½"). Collector's stamp of [?]Paul and Véronique Sanchez on verso of each (probably variant of L.3289.
Ten lithographs of 20? after drawings by Théodore Géricault (1791 - 1824) and published shortly after his death. Subjects include military and oriental costume studies, fighting bulls, the philosopher Helvetius presenting his son to Voltaire, and a fragment of Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment'. After Géricault's death at the age of 32, his works were auctioned in a sale which contained around 220 paintings and an estimated 1600-1800 drawings and watercolours. Géricault sold very little in his lifetime, and so he owned most of his work at the time of his death. The drawings reproduced here were probably purchased at the auction by Blaisot. While he had little financial success in his lifetime, Géricault's postuhumous influence was on the likes of Delacroix and Courbet was great.
[Ref: 35578] £600.00