Drawings

September 17 through December 8, 2013

Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection, October 6, 2009, through January 10, 2010

Goya’s Last Works

February 22, 2006 to May 14, 2006

Goya’s understated portrait of the woman known as María Martínez de Puga, acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1914, was the inspiration for The Frick Collection’s special exhibition Goya’s Last Works. It was the first show in the United States to concentrate exclusively on the final phase of Goya’s long career — the years of the artist’s voluntary exile in Bordeaux from 1824 to 1828. Fifty-one examples of Goya’s final production were borrowed from public and private European and North American collections.

Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804): A New Testament

October 24, 2006 to January 7, 2007 The eighteenth-century Venetian painter and draftsman Domenico Tiepolo is best known for his drawn narrative cycles of thecommedia dell’ arte character Punchinello and engaging scenes of everyday life in the Veneto. He reserved his greatest passion, however, for sacred subjects.

Poussin, Claude, and Their World: Seventeenth-Century French Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

September 18, 2002 to December 1, 2002

Featuring approximately seventy drawings, Poussin, Claude, and Their World: Seventeenth-Century French Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, included outstanding masterpieces by Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain, as well as lesser-known masters such as Sébastien Bourdon, Simon Vouet, Noël Coypel, Charles Le Brun, Eustache Le Sueur, and others. Selected by Emmanuelle Brugerolles, Curator of Drawings at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and Colin B.

 

The Drawings of François Boucher

October 8, 2003 to December 14, 2003

Celebrating the tercentenary of the artist's birth, this exhibition was the first survey of François Boucher's (1703–1770) drawings in more than twenty-five years. Featuring approximately eighty sheets — few of which have ever been on view in the United States — the exhibition provided a new understanding of Boucher's prolific output of works on paper and demonstrated his extraordinary technique and style as a draftsman.

 

From Pisanello to Whistler: Works on Paper in The Frick Collection. A Celebration of the Publication of Volume IX

April 29, 2003 to June 1, 2003

In celebration of the publication of the ninth and final volume of the series of comprehensive catalogues of The Frick Collection, a selection of works on paper were placed on view in the Cabinet. Although Henry Clay Frick was interested primarily in paintings, he did periodically acquire drawings and prints throughout his collecting career. Following his death in 1919, the museum has continued to purchase, on occasion, important examples of graphic art; its collection of works on paper, though small, is one of high quality.

 

Master Drawings from the Smith College Museum of Art

June 19, 2001 to August 12, 2001

Master Drawings from the Smith College Museum of Art opened at The Frick Collection on June 19, 2001. The exhibition, organized by Ann H. Sievers, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Smith College Museum of Art, featured 68 drawings — all examples of superior draftsmanship — and allowed visitors to view drawings ranging in time from Old Master pieces to the most recent work, Mark Tobey's Echo of 1954.

 

The Draftsman's Art: Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Scotland

December 12, 2000 to February 25, 2001

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.

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