THÉODORE GÉRICAULT (French, 1791-1824)
Study for 'The Oath of Brutus after the Death of Lucretia', circa 1815
pencil on pale green paper
3-7/8 by 5-3/8 inches (10 x 13.5 cm.)
Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (French: [ʒɑ̃ lwi ɑ̃dʁe teodoʁ ʒeʁiko]; 26 September 1791 – 26 January 1824) was an influential French painter and lithographer, whose best-known painting is The Raft of the Medusa. Although he died young, he was one of the pioneers of the Romantic movement.