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Works on Paper 
 
Comprising more than 23,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and Asian scroll paintings, works on paper represent the largest area of concentration within the Museum's collection. Due to the light and atmospheric sensitivity of these media, artworks must be exhibited on a rotating basis and are housed in the Works on Paper Center. Access is provided to scholars, curators, collectors, and others with a legitimate need to study collection material, by appointment.
Drawings

The drawing collection is one in which the Museum's directors and principal patrons have taken a deep personal interest since the Museum's founding in 1941, resulting in gifts and acquistions of outstanding quality and international significance. Representing drawings from the 17th-century to the present, the collection's strengths include superb examples of the modern French masters as well a range of European, American and Latin American modernist works. Unusual among these is a group of works by British early 20th-century artists working in Vorticism, Surrealism and the Neo-Romanticism.

Selected Works from our Drawings Collection:
*Not all works listed are currently on view
 
Luca Cambiaso; Italian, 1527-1585; The Infant Jesus Taking His First Steps, ca. 1570; Pen and ink, mounted on cardboard; (11 3/4 x 9 1/8"); Gift of the Women's Board; 1964.13
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Luca Cambiaso
Italian, 1527-1585
The Infant Jesus Taking His First Steps, ca. 1570
Pen and ink, mounted on cardboard
11 3/4 x 9 1/8"

Gift of the Women's Board
1964.13
Annibale Carracci; Italian, 1560-1609; Venus in the Clouds, n.d.; Black and pink chalk, pen with brown ink on blue paper; (9 x 6 3/4"); Bequest of John and Alice Steiner; 2004.34
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Annibale Carracci
Italian, 1560-1609
Venus in the Clouds, n.d.
Black and pink chalk, pen with brown ink on blue paper
9 x 6 3/4"

Bequest of John and Alice Steiner
2004.34
       
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot;
                        French; 1796-1875; Trees at Musigny; 1840-45; Pencil on paper; (16 x 11 5/8"); Museum purchase; 1959.44
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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
French, 1796-1875
Trees at Musigny, 1840-45
Pencil on paper
16 x 11 5/8"

Museum purchase
1959.44
Nathaniel Dance; English, 1735-1811; Portrait of the Hon. John Jeffreys Pratt (1759-1840), Son of Lord Camden, ca. 1767; Pencil on paper; (8 3/4 x 6 3/4"); Museum purchase, The Suzette and Eugene Davidson Fund; 1983.34
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Nathaniel Dance
English, 1735-1811
Portrait of the Hon. John Jeffreys Pratt (1759-1840), Son of Lord Camden, ca. 1767
Charcoal and black
Pencil on paper
8 3/4 x 6 3/4"

Museum purchase, The Suzette and Eugene Davidson Fund
1983.34
       
Edgar Degas; French, 1834-1917; Ballet Dancer Resting (Danseuse Debout S'Appuyant Contre un Portant), ca. 1900-1905; Charcoal on surfaced cardboard; (19 5/8 x 12 1/4"); Gift of Wright S. Ludington; 1941.2.7
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Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917
Ballet Dancer Resting (Danseuse Debout S'Appuyant Contre un Portant), ca. 1900-1905
Charcoal on surfaced cardboard
19 5/8 x 12 1/4"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1941.2.7
Edgar Degas; French, 1834-1917; Two Standing Horses (originally "Study of Two Horses"), ca. 1880; Charcoal; (9 3/4 x 12 3/4"); Gift of Wright S. Ludington; 1941.2.9
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Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917
Two Standing Horses (originally "Study of Two Horses"), ca. 1880
Charcoal
9 3/4 x 12 3/4"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1941.2.9
       
Eugène Delacroix; French, 1798-1863; Lion with Cubs Consuming a Gazelle, n.d.; Watercolor; (5 3/8 x 10 1/8"); Bequest of Margaret Mallory; 1998.50.27
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Eugene Delacroix
French, 1798-1863
Lion with Cubs Consuming a Gazelle, n.d.
Watercolor
5 3/8 x 10 1/8"

Bequest of Margaret Mallory
1998.50.27
Henry Fuseli; Swiss (active England), 1747-1825; The Passing of the Angel of Death, n.d. (18th-19th c.); Wash (brush and wash heightened with white on heavy rag paper); (20 7/8 x 23 1/2"); Museum purchase; 1961.71
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Henry Fuseli
Swiss (active England), 1747-1825
The Passing of the Angel of Death, n.d. (18th-19th c.)
Wash (brush and wash heightened with white on heavy rag paper)
S20 7/8 x 23 1/2"

Museum purchase
1961.71
       
Maerten van Heemskerck; Dutch, 1498-1574; The Story of Achan, Joshua VII, 1566; Pen and brown ink on paper; (11 1/2 x 15 3/4"); Museum purchase; 1965.37
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Maerten van Heemskerck
Dutch, 1498-1574
The Story of Achan, Joshua VII, 1566
Pen and brown ink on paper
11 1/2 x 15 3/4"

Museum purchase
1965.37
Percy Wyndham Lewis; English; 1884-1957; Portrait of Ezra Pound, ca. 1920; Charcoal and black grease pencil on paper (11 1/2 x 9"); Gift of Wright S. Ludington; 1941.2.16; © Wyndham Lewis Estate
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©Wyndham Lewis Estate
Percy Wyndham Lewis
English, 1884-1957
Portrait of Ezra Pound, ca. 1920
Charcoal and black
grease pencil on paper
11 1/2 x 9"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1941.2.16
       
Jean-Francois Millet; French, 1814-1875; Study for L'Attente (The Parents of Tobias Awaiting his Return), ca. 1853-1854; recto: Charcoal on double faced blue-gray paper; (10 5/8 x 12"); Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward L. Tuohy; 1959.31
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Jean-Francois Millet
French, 1814-1875
Study for L'Attente (The Parents of Tobias Awaiting his Return), ca. 1853-1854
recto: Charcoal on double faced blue-gray paper
10 5/8 x 12"

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward L. Tuohy
1959.31
Jean-Francois Millet; French, 1814-1875; Study for L'Attente (The Parents of Tobias Awaiting his Return), ca. 1853-1854; verso: charcol and pastel on double faced blue-gray paper; (10 5/8 x 12"); Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward L. Tuohy; 1959.31
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Jean-Francois Millet
French, 1814-1875
Study for L'Attente (The Parents of Tobias Awaiting his Return), ca. 1853-1854
verso: Charcoal on double faced blue-gray paper
10 5/8 x 12"

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward L. Tuohy
1959.31
       
Berthe Morisot; French, 1841-1895; On the Beach at Fecamp (Sur La Plage), 1874; Pastel on gray-brown Arches paper on stretcher; (15 1/8 x 23 5/8"); Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick; 1968.20.1
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Berthe Morisot
French, 1841-1895
On the Beach at Fécamp (Sur La Plage), 1874
Pastel on gray-brown Arches paper on stretcher
15 1/8 x 23 5/8"

Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick
1968.20.1
Berthe Morisot; French, 1841-1895; Marthe Givaudan, 1892; Pastel on canvas; (25 1/2 x 21 1/2"); Gift of Dwight and Winifred Vedder; 2006.54.9
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Berthe Morisot
French, 1841-1895
Marthe Givaudan, 1892
Pastel on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/2"

Gift of Dwight and Winifred Vedder
2006.54.9
       
Joseph Pennell; American, 1860-1926; Columbia Heights in Snow, n.d.; Watercolor on paper (12 7/8 x 10"); Gift Mr. and Mrs. Julian Ganz, Jr.; 1973.50.1
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Joseph Pennell
American, 1860-1926
Columbia Heights in Snow, n.d.
Watercolor on paper
12 7/8 x 10"

Gift Mr. and Mrs. Julian Ganz, Jr.
1973.50.1
Pablo Picasso; Spanish, 1881-1973; Woman with a Pitcher, 1919; Pencil over charcoal on paper (25 3/4 x 19 1/8"); Gift of Wright S. Ludington; 1946.10.1; © Succession Picasso, Artist's Rights Society
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©Succession Picasso, Artist's Rights Society
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881-1973
Woman with a Pitcher, 1919
Pencil over charcoal on paper
25 3/4 x 19 1/8"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1946.10.1
       
Odilon Redon; French,
                        1840-1916; Le Coeur Revelateur, 1883; Charcoal on brown paper (15 3/4 x 13 1/8"); Museum purchase; 1959.39
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Odilon Redon
French, 1840-1916
Le Coeur Revelateur, 1883
Charcoal on brown paper
15 3/4 x 13 1/8"

Museum purchase
1959.39
Egon Schiele; Austrian, 1890-1918; Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Edith, 1915; Pencil on paper; (18 x 12 1/4"); Gift of Wright S. Ludington; 1957.8.2
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Egon Schiele
Austrian, 1890-1918
Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Edith, 1915
Pencil on paper
18 x 12 1/4"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1957.8.2
       
Egon Schiele; Austrian, 1890-1918; The Embrace, 1915; Charcoal and gouache on cream colored Japanese paper; (12 3/4 x 17 3/4"); Bequest of Margaret Mallory to the Ala Story Collection; 1998.50.78
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Egon Schiele
Austrian, 1890-1918
The Embrace, 1915
Charcoal and gouache on cream colored Japanese paper
12 3/4 x 17 3/4"

Bequest of Margaret Mallory to the Ala Story Collection
1998.50.78
Unknown (formerly attributed to Pieter Brueghel, The Younger); Dutch, 17th c.; A Mill by a Stream, n.d.; Watercolor, Sheet (6 5/8 x 13 1/2"); Museum purchase; 1959.40
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Unknown (formerly attributed to
Pieter Brueghel, The Younger)

Dutch, 17th c.
A Mill by a Stream, n.d.
Watercolor
Sheet 6 5/8 x 13 1/2"

Museum purchase
1959.40

Prints

The Museum's 19th-century print collection chronicles the proliferation of early French lithography in holdings of over 4,000 works, presenting an opportunity for insight into the highly-charged politics and culture of the period. Other areas of particular strength include turn-of-the-century American posters, featuring the works of Lucien Metivet, Alphonse Mucha, Maxfield Parrish, and Gustave Klimt; the documents and prints of Felicien Rops; and the artists of the 19th-century Etching Revival, a movement designed to elevate the medium to the same artistic stature as painting and sculpture.

Selected Works from our Prints Collection:
*Not all works listed are currently on view
 
Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, French, 1859-1923, Le Chat Noir, Lithograph-poster, 24 1/4 x 15 5/8", Museum purchase, European Deaccessioning fund, 1991.17
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Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen
French, 1859-1923
Le Chat Noir
Lithograph-poster
24 1/4 x 15 5/8"

Museum purchase, European Deaccessioning fund
1991.17
Paul Cezanne, French, 1839-1906, Les Baigneurs (The Large Bathers), ca. 1898, Color lithograph on laid paper, Sheet 16 x 20", Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Mackinley Helm, 1955.20.1
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Paul Cezanne
French, 1839-1906
Les Baigneurs (The Large Bathers), ca. 1898
Color lithograph on laid paper
Sheet 16 x 20"

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Mackinley Helm
1955.20.1
       
Leopoldo Mendez, Mexican, 1903-1969, I Thirst, 1948, Wood engraving on, wove antique white paper, Sheet 15 1/4 x 19 7/8", Museum purchase, 1995.42.4
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Leopoldo Mendez
Mexican, 1903-1969
I Thirst, 1948
Wood engraving on
wove antique white paper
Sheet 15 1/4 x 19 7/8"

Museum purchase
1995.42.4
Mokuchu Urushibara (Yoshijuro), Japanese (active England), 1888-1953, Dawn, n.d., Color woodblock, Sheet 11 5/8 x 16 3/4", Gift of Mr. and Mrs. T. Frame-Thomson, 1979.31.3
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Mokuchu Urushibara (Yoshijuro)
Japanese (active England),
1888-1953
Dawn, n.d.
Color woodblock
Sheet 11 5/8 x 16 3/4"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. T. Frame-Thomson
1979.31.3
       
Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Italian, 1697-1768, The Portico with the Lantern, Etching/second state, 11 7/8 x 17", Gift of William A. Gumberts in honor of Robert M. Light, 1979.9.11
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Antonio Canal (Canaletto)
Italian, 1697-1768
The Portico with the Lantern
Etching/second state
11 7/8 x 17"

Gift of William A. Gumberts in honor of Robert M. Light
1979.9.11
Felix Hilaire Buhot, French, 1847-1898, Westminister Palace, London, 1884, Etching, Sheet 13 x 16 3/4", Gift of Arthur and Yolanda Steinman, 1985.50.10
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Felix Hilaire Buhot
French, 1847-1898
Westminister Palace, London, 1884
Etching
Sheet 13 x 16 3/4"

Gift of Arthur and Yolanda Steinman
1985.50.10

 

 
     
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