The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery (690) displays highlights of European and American prints, drawings, and illustrated books from the Museum's vast holdings of works on paper. Highlights from the current rotation include a selection of drawings and prints centered on the theme of the allegory of America. http://met.org/2bfApPN
Théodore Gericault (French, Rouen 1791–1824 Paris) | Boxers | 1818http://met.org/2b4BgRQ
Happy birthday to Théodore Gericault, born on this day in 1791. The stormy sky and turbulent mood of this picture exemplify notions of the Sublime and the aesthetic of the emerging Romantic movement.
Featured Artwork of the Day: Théodore Gericault (French, 1791–1824) | Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct | 1818http://met.org/1Ka6Mrm