Théodore Géricault

A Man Dragged by Demons, Chased by Furies

c. 1818
In 1815, Géricault fell in love with his aunt, by whom he later fathered a child. In this apparently autobiographical drawing, it is easy to see the artist himself - consumed with guilt - hounded and pulled apart by his own demons.
Title
A Man Dragged by Demons, Chased by Furies
Date
c. 1818
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and brown ink on beige laid paper
Dimensions
14.2 x 22 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1979
Accession number
23217

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