Théodore Géricault (Rouen 1791-1824 Paris)
A study for the principal group of the Raft of the Medusa (a male figure assisting another on to a barrel to make a signal to the Argus)
inscribed by the artist in brown ink 'Lamoureux rue/ n° 28 pla[ce]' (on the reverse)
pen and brown ink on blue paper
22.6 x 16.5cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/2in).