The Woman with a Gambling Mania  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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The Woman with Gambling Mania (La monomanie du jeu[1]) is an 1822 painting by Théodore Géricault. It is a member of a series of ten portraits of people with specific manias done by Géricault between 1820 and 1824, including Portrait of a Kleptomaniac and Insane Woman. Following the depression which ensued after the controversy surrounding The Raft of the Medusa, Géricault fell into a depression. In return for help by psychiatrist Étienne-Jean Georget, Géricault offered him a series of paintings of mental patients, including this one, in a time when the scientific world was curious about the minds of the mentally insane. A solid example of romanticism, Géricault's portrait of a mental asylum patient attempts to show a specific form of insanity through facial expression.

The painting was acquired by the Louvre in 1938.

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