This paper analyzes the contributions of Théodore Géricault to the second volume of Baron Isidore Taylor, Charles Nodier, and Alphonse de Cailleux’s Voyages pittoresques: Normandie (1820; 1825) within the context of French Restoration historiography. It argues that Géricault’s prints are allegorical commentaries on the production of visual history during this period as much as they are examples of it.
The Medium Is the Messagerie
Allan Doyle is an art historian whose research focuses on the representation of history in nineteenty-century French art and visual culture. He is currently finishing a book on the afterlife of Michelangelo Buonarroti in French Romantic painting.
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Allan Doyle; The Medium Is the Messagerie. Representations 1 February 2019; 145 (1): 107–128. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2019.145.1.107
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