Artist: Théodore Gericault (French, Rouen 1791–1824 Paris)
Dimensions: sheet: 15 3/16 x 17 11/16 in. (38.5 x 45 cm)
plate: 9 x 16 3/8 in. (22.8 x 41.6 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number: 22.63.28
One of the earliest painters to practice the technique of lithography, Gericault met the challenge with characteristic vigor. While appealing to the popularity of sporting prints (particularly among the British), he displayed his skill in drawing muscular figures and (parenthetically) pictured a black-and-white theme in a medium perfectly suited for it.