The J. Paul Getty Museum

Six studies for man beside a rearing horse

Object Details

Title:

Six studies for man beside a rearing horse

Artist/Maker:

Théodore Géricault (French, 1791 - 1824)

Culture:

French

Date:

1812 - 1814

Medium:

Graphite

Object Number:

95.GD.40.15

Dimensions:

15.2 × 10.6 cm (6 × 4 3/16 in.)

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Object Description

One of his friends emphasized that Théodore Géricault "was a painter of the first thing that came along. . . . He did this to discover unexpected beauties." Here he captured the power and energy of a rearing horse held by its trainer.