Boxers

Artist: Théodore Gericault (French, Rouen 1791–1824 Paris)

Date: 1818

Medium: Lithograph

Dimensions: Image: 13 15/16 × 16 1/2 in. (35.4 × 41.9 cm)
Sheet: 15 3/16 x 17 11/16 in. (38.5 x 45 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1922

Accession Number: 22.63.28

Description

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.

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