Recto: Four studies of a striding man with outstretched arms [Achilles]; Verso: Study of two men embracing and a study of a hand holding a shaft

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


Sheet: 23.4 x 17.6 cm (9 3/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



A study for Achilles Swearing Revenge at the Bier of Patroclus. The figures on the verso may be the embracing young men described in the Caen version.


PDP Watermark Type: Fortuna


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