Excerpt from Representative Painters of the Xixth Century The Raft of the Medusa, when exhibited at the Salon in 1819, was greeted with such hostile and acrimonious criticism, that Gericault, who had hoped for a very different recognition, ¿ed before it to London, taking with him his despised Raft, which was very greatly admired in the English capital. He remained there for two year's-painting the fine composition called The Derby, and working also at litho graphy with considerable success. In 1822 he returned to Paris to find public opinion considerably modified on the subject of his style, and he settled down with renewed energy, determined even yet to. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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