Nude Warrior with a Spear  1816

by Théodore Géricault

At the age of nineteen, Théodore Gericault entered the Parisian studio of Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, a successful follower of Jacques-Louis David. In Guérin's studio the young Gericault would have refined his skills by drawing from antique statues and casts in the Louvre and then after the live model as a preliminary to full-scale works. [br] The Nude Warrior with a Spear is...
93.6 x 75.5 cm (36 7/8 x 29 3/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington