Attr. to Théodore Géricault (French, 1791-1824)
Epic of the Sea
Oil on canvas
Anoymous donor, 10656
How much will it cost? $250
Géricault, the French painter known for Raft of the Medusa, was interested in depicting contemporary subject matter. Epic of the Sea, completed in the same year, shows the aftermath of a shipwreck continuing his theme of man’s struggle with nature, while showcasing his pioneering style of combining romanticism.