Study of the central figures of Achilles Swearing Revenge at the Bier of Patroclus

Early 19th century
Baron François Pascal Simon Gérard (French, 1770–1837)


Dimensions

Sheet: 13.6 x 9.2 cm (5 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.558

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

A study for Achilles Swearing Revenge at the Bier of Patroclus.

Provenance

Henri Gérard, nephew of the artist; Comte Foy, husband of Henri Gérard's grand-niece; Comtesse Foy (the actress Elvira Popesco); Jill Newhouse, New York; Sotheby's, New York, Sale 7424, 26 January 2000, unsold; purchased after sale by MFA, March 2000.

Credit Line

George Peabody Gardner Fund