Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings

from the Thaw Collection

Exhibition Website

Sep 29 2017 - Jan 7 2018

This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world’s finest private collections containing over 400 sheets. Assembled over the last fifty years, and made a promised gift to the Morgan in 1975, the collection has now been given in full to the museum by Life Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare.

Drawn to Greatness focuses on pivotal artists and key moments in the history of draftsmanship. Works by major masters from the Renaissance to the modern era will be on view, including Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Watteau, Fragonard, Goya, Ingres, Turner, Daumier, Redon, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • International
  • Andrea Mantegna
  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Canaletto
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Jean-Antoine Watteau
  • Francisco de Goya
  • J.M.W.Turner
  • Jackson Pollock
  • and others

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