19th Century Painting

French Romanticism

Theodore Gericault


Gericault: Portrait of Insane
Woman, 1822



Stereotype image of
madman, from Bell, 1806

Gericault was commissioned to do a series of 12 portraits of insane people by Dr. Georget for use as a diagnostic tool.

  1. Theodore Gericault: Portrait of Insane Woman, 1822.
  2. Stereotype image of madman, from Charles Bell, 1806.

all photos by J. Howe