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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.