(b. Sept. 26, 1791, Rouen, Fr.--d. Jan. 26, 1824, Paris)
Painter who exerted a seminal influence on the development of
art in France. Géricault was a fashionable dandy and an avid horseman
whose dramatic paintings reflect his colourful, energetic, and
somewhat morbid personality.
[Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1994]
1821-24; Oil on canvas. Museum Van Schoone, Kunsten, Gent. (140 Kb)
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