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Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings
     

Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings

by Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Andrew Robison, Rhoda Eitel-Porter
 
Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings offers the unique opportunity to enjoy one of America's finest private collections of master drawings. It includes ninety-three of the best drawings from the collection: a variety of Italian, French, Netherlandish, German and British works that span more than four centuries of European art. This

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Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings offers the unique opportunity to enjoy one of America's finest private collections of master drawings. It includes ninety-three of the best drawings from the collection: a variety of Italian, French, Netherlandish, German and British works that span more than four centuries of European art. This book provides a rare opportunity for collectors, scholars and general readers to enjoy major works of art that are rarely reproduced. The catalogue's sumptuous layout shows all the works in full colour and contains new scholarship on each drawing.

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Library Journal

Accompanying an exhibition of European master drawings held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City, this full-color catalog by curators Grasselli (Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France), Andrew Robison, and Rhoda Eitel-Porter presents extensive research by ten different scholars from these two museums. Assembled by an anonymous female collector over the past 11 years, the drawings collection spans the early Italian Renaissance (e.g., Fra Bartolommeo) to early 20th-century Germany (e.g., Käthe Kollwitz), with masters such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in between. Drawings are categorized by century and include extensive research, e.g., provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography for each specific work. Although a beautiful and well-done scholarly catalog, the specialized nature of its subject matter recommends it only to museum and larger academic art libraries.
—Sandra Rothenberg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853319580
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Morgan Grasselli is a Curator in the Division of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Her previous publications include Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France (Lund Humphries/National Gallery of Art, 2003). Andrew Robison is a Curator in the Division of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rhoda Eitel-Porter is a Curator and Head of Drawings and Prints at the Pierpoint Morgan Library, New York.

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