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Tassels, seated figure from behind chair, thumbnail study of Charging Chasseur
Théodore Géricault (French, 1791 - 1824)
1812 - 1814
15.2 × 10.6 cm (6 × 4 3/16 in.)
In addition to the various sketches of a figure seated back-to-front on a chair, two tassels, and possibly a chair, a quick sketch in the corner of this sheet fascinates scholars today. Théodore Géricault turned his sketchbook upside down to draw an early version of his first important painting, Charging Chasseur. He brashly presented the final copy at the venerable Paris
In both the sketch and the final work in the