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Attr. to Théodore Géricault (French, 1791-1824)
Epic of the Sea
circa 1819
Oil on canvas
Anoymous donor, 10656

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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.

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