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Study of a Male Nude

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About 1875-1886 Thomas Robinson, Providence (as Géricault; probably brought painting to US About 1875; painting was cut in two by 1886; Robinson was a painter active in the RI area, and also sometimes acted as a purchasing agent for Vose); November 16, 1886 Robinson sale (Moore's Art Galleries) New York, Lot 126; 1886-1890 Vose Galleries, Providence and Boston (as Géricault; bought at Robinson sale); 1890-1891 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dennis Warren, Boston (as Géricault; at time of donation, painting measured 13 1/2 x 16 1/2; from Vose); 1891 MFA (gift of Warren; formerly as Géricault; rejoined to lower half 1935) (Accession date: February 3, 1891)

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Gift of Mrs. Samuel Dennis Warren



80.7 x 61.9 cm (31 3/4 x 24 3/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas