A Demand for Drawings: Five Centuries of Collecting

Lectures from the Center for the History of Collecting, A Demand for Drawings: Five Centuries of Collecting, given on March 4 & 5, 2016.

This two-day symposium focused on historic collections of Old Master drawings in Europe and the United States. The keynote address, given by Hugo Chapman, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, was followed by presentations on collectors such as Giorgio Vasari, Pierre-Jean Mariette, the dukes of Devonshire, and Frits Lugt.

The event concluded with an interview of George Goldner, former curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Image: Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Parmigianino (1503–1540), Man Standing Beside a Plinth on which He Rests a Book, and a Study of Saint Luke, ca. 1530. Pen and brown ink, brown wash, on paper. The Morgan Library & Museum