Past Exhibition: Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Scotland
A survey of five centuries of draftsmanship by Italian, Flemish, Dutch, British, French, and German artists, this exhibition brought together seventy-three works on paper culled from the National Gallery of Scotland's premier collection of some fourteen thousand sheets. Spanning the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, The Draftsman's Art included examples by masters such as Leonardo, Raphael, Rubens, Boucher, Blake, Ingres, and Seurat. Guest Curator Michael Clarke's selection featured drawings little known in the United States, providing a rare viewing opportunity. Accompanying the exhibition was a fully-illustrated catalogue with an introductory essay by the guest curator and entries on individual works written by him and other staff members. The exhibition was organized by the American Federation of Arts and the National Gallery of Scotland.