Model for the Tomb of Géricault

Antoine Etex French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552

The bronze tomb of the Romantic painter Théodore Géricault (1791–1824) is in the Père Lachaise cemetery, in Paris. On top, Géricault reclines in the manner of an Etruscan funerary effigy. The front bears a relief after his immortal Raft of the Medusa.

Model for the Tomb of Géricault, Antoine Etex (French, Paris 1808–1888 Chaville, Seine-et-Oise), Patinated plaster, French

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