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A French Dragoon, Study for "The Revolt of Cairo"

Artist:
Anne Louis Girodet-Trioson (French, Montargis 1767–1824 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1809
Medium:
Pastel and conté crayon, with some stumping, on gold-colored dyed laid paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 23 3/8 x 18 1/2 in. (59.4 x 47 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, David T. Schiff, Jean A. Bonna, and Guy Wildenstein Gifts, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.86
Not on view
Inscription: At the lower right in pen and brown ink are three paraphs, including those of Alexis Nicolas Pérignon and baron Gerard, both students and friends of Girodet, charged with making the inventory of his possessions after his death.
Anne Louis Girodet-Trioson (French, Montargis 1767–1824 Paris), his estate sale, Paris (Pérignon, Commissaire-Expert), April 11, ff., 1825, lot 154 (sold for 80 francs to Lefèbvre); Maréchal François Joseph Lefèbvre (French, 1755–1820); Catherine Hubscher, Maréchale Lefèbvre, duchesse de Dantzig (1753–1835), thence by descent in the family until 2010; Gestas-Carrère, Pau (French); Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," June 13, 2011–September 18, 2011.

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