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Lara blessé (Lara Wounded) 1823

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault

* 1791 in Rouen † 1824 in Paris

Crayon lithograph on beige chine appliqué. Size of sheet: 28.3 x 40 cm.

Literature: Delteil 45, IV;

                 École nationale supériore des Beaux-Arts, 1997-1998, E. 21.

An illustration of a scene from Byron's 'Lara'. In Lord Byron’s tragic narrative poem Lara, A Tale, the eponymous Count Lara bravely fights for his country but is ultimately killed by a rival nobleman. Disguised as a male page, Lara’s mistress Khaled here assists her wounded lover as he sits astride an armored battle horse (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts).

£ 500.-

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