This was an artist whose career was curtailed at a young age, but despite this was able to significantly impact the direction of French art during the 19th century.

Theodore Gericault is one of a number of famous artists to have produced a lot in just a short space of time, ensuring their legacy was not impacted by a short lifespan. The likes of Van Gogh, Egon Schiele and Frida Kahlo were all taken from us relatively young, but without their names being forgotten.

In comparison to his style and accomplishments within the Romanticist movement, his work more resembles those who influenced him, namely Michelangelo and Peter Paul Rubens. The work of Eugene Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Francisco de Goya and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot are also clearly related to his own.

The Hudson River School was a North American art movement focusing on landscape painting with clear influences directly from Romanticism. You will therefore find clear similarities between the likes of Gericault, Constable, Turner plus the likes of Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church and Thomas Cole.