The Lure of Nature: Landscape Drawings from the Thaw Collection

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Aug 25 2017 - Oct 15 2017

Mitchell Gallery

Annapolis, MD

This exhibition of English and German 19th-century Romantic landscape drawings conveys the shift from classical subjects and the rational, scientific world of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, to themes of nature as a source for inspiration and emotional expression. Artists include Alexander Cozens, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Joseph Koch, J.M.W. Turner, Caspar Wolf, and other noted artists of the period.

Collector, dealer and scholar Eugene V. Thaw is a graduate of St. John’s College. He and his wife, Clare Eddy Thaw, have an extensive collection of drawings, paintings, and artifacts they have shared with a number of distinctive institutions, including over 400 drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum. Like an exhibition also mounted at the Morgan this autumn, this exhibition celebrates Gene Thaw on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. The exhibition is made possible by The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, with additional support generously provided by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • 19th Century
  • Landscape
  • Alexander Cozens
  • Thomas Gainsborough
  • John Constable
  • Joseph Koch
  • J.M.W. Turner
  • Caspar Wolf
  • and others

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