Lara blessé (Lara Wounded) 1823
Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
* 1791 in Rouen † 1824 in Paris
Crayon lithograph on beige chine appliqué. Size of sheet: 28.3 x 40 cm.
Literature: Delteil 45, IV;
École nationale supériore des Beaux-Arts, 1997-1998, E. 21.
An illustration of a scene from Byron's 'Lara'. In Lord Byron’s tragic narrative poem Lara, A Tale, the eponymous Count Lara bravely fights for his country but is ultimately killed by a rival nobleman. Disguised as a male page, Lara’s mistress Khaled here assists her wounded lover as he sits astride an armored battle horse (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts).