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"The Draftsman's Art: Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Scotland"
2001-03-20 until 2001-06-10
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Noted worldwide for its exceptional collection of Old Master paintings, the
National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh also houses an outstanding
collection of works on paper. The Draftsman's Art: Master Drawings from
the National Gallery of Scotland features 80 masterworks on paper. The exhibition traces the evolution of five centuries of drawing by British,
Dutch, Flemish, French, German, and Italian artists. At the end of the 15th
century, when the earliest works in the exhibition were created, drawings
were most often considered working materials. During the succeeding
centuries, drawings came to be considered finished works in their own right.
The Draftsman's Art spans the 15th to the 19th centuries with drawings by
Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, François Boucher, William
Blake, Jean-Auguste- Dominique Ingres, Georges Seurat, and others.
Although created by highly renowned artists, these drawings are little known
in the United States. Don't miss this special opportunity to see rare works by
The Draftsman's Art: Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Scotland
was organized by the American Federation of Arts and the National Gallery
of Scotland. Partial support has been provided by the Eugene V. & Clare
E. Thaw Charitable Trust. Generous support in Houston was provided by
Simmons & Company International and ASCO.
Leonardo da Vinci,
Studies of Paws of a Dog or Wolf, c. 1490–95,
silver point on paper with a pink preparation,
the National Gallery of Scotland.