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Théodore Géricault
French, 1812 - 1814
Graphite
6 x 4 3/16 in.
95.GD.40.7

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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."