An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo

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This handsome book presents highlights from one of America’s preeminent private collections of Old Master drawings, assembled over the past fifteen years by Julie and David Tobey. Ranging in date from the 16th through the 18th century, some 70 drawings—many previously unpublished—are featured, including works by brilliant draftsmen such as Correggio, Parmigianino, Giulio Romano, Bernini, Poussin, Guercino, Ribera, Canaletto, and Tiepolo. Impressive in their variety of subjects, the drawings include figure ...

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Overview

This handsome book presents highlights from one of America’s preeminent private collections of Old Master drawings, assembled over the past fifteen years by Julie and David Tobey. Ranging in date from the 16th through the 18th century, some 70 drawings—many previously unpublished—are featured, including works by brilliant draftsmen such as Correggio, Parmigianino, Giulio Romano, Bernini, Poussin, Guercino, Ribera, Canaletto, and Tiepolo. Impressive in their variety of subjects, the drawings include figure studies, historical and mythological narratives, landscapes, vedute, botanical drawings, motifs copied from or inspired by classical antiquity, and designs for painted compositions. All the works are illustrated in color and accompanied by numerous comparative illustrations; brief biographies of each artist are also included.

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Publishers Weekly
This beautiful catalog, accompanying a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition of Italian drawings from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, will delight connoisseurs of the Italian Renaissance and intrigue readers less familiar with the period. The volume documents the comprehensive collection of David M. Tobey (a cover artist for the New Yorker) and his wife Julie, including 72 drawings by 200 artists from all regions of Italy. Each drawing and print is addressed with a scholarly yet accessible essay, and appears below a brief biographical sketch of the artist. Images of comparable works provide context. Subjects range from Julius Caesar to a Venetian palace (complete with a photograph of the modern-day structure) to "two Persian grooms holding a Sultan's horse" (a striking piece). Although readers unfamiliar with Italian drawings from this era may be reluctant to pick up such a book, they will be richly rewarded by the in-depth treatment these works are accorded by the museum scholars. Illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300155242
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

George R. Goldner is Drue Heinz Chairman, Department of Drawings and Prints; Linda Wolk-Simon, Carmen C. Bambach, and Perrin Stein are Curators; Stijn Alsteens is Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, all at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mary Vaccaro is a Professor of Art History at the University of Texas, Arlington.

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