Draft letter

Object Details

Title:

Draft letter

Artist/Maker(s):

Théodore Géricault (French, 1791 - 1824)

Culture:

French

Date:

1812 - 1814

Medium:

Graphite

Dimensions:

15.2 x 10.6 cm (6 x 4 3/16 in.)

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In his sketchbook, Théodore Géricault drafted a letter to the powerful director of the Musée du Louvre and head of admissions to the Salon, Baron Dominique Vivant-Denon, asking him to hang Géricault's painting in the "best possible place."