Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Drawings


128 pages

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The collection of European drawings in the J. Paul Getty Museum, built up over a decade and a half, has increased steadily in both breadth and depth. While the holdings of drawings from the Italian Renaissance are particularly strong�including for instance, a double-sided sheet by Leonardo da Vinci�other schools, the French, in particular, are also well represented. The collection’s emphasis is on major draftsmen, such as David, Dürer, Gainsborough, Goya, Ingres, Piranesi, Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, and Watteau, while the occasional acquisition of groups of drawings has added strength in certain areas, such as the German and Swiss Renaissance. Organized by national school, with artists represented chronologically within each, this volume focuses on the most important drawings in the collection, which admirably illustrate the development of European drawing from the Renaissance onward.

Table of Contents

  • Director’s Foreword
  • Note to the Reader
  • Italian School
  • German and Swiss Schools
  • Dutch and Flemish Schools
  • French School
  • Spanish School
  • British School
  • Index of Artists