"Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This exhibition includes works on paper that date from the seventeenth century to the present day. A selection of prints focuses on Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) and Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669) and their treatment of the nude. Another group includes drawings by Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, 1499–1543) and prints after his design. Recently acquired landscapes by British artists Francis Towne (British, 1739–1816) and Samuel Scott (British, 1701/2–1772) are exhibited along with related works from the collection.

Two bays of the exhibition are devoted to a selection of prints and drawings by William Blake (British, 1757–1827) and etchings by Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Finally, a group of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European theater designs is displayed.

[Image: Francis Towne (British, 1739–1816). A View Near the Arco Scuro, Looking Towards the Villa Medici, Rome, 1785. Watercolor over graphite with pen and brown ink, on laid paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Annenberg Foundation Gift and Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2010 (2010.439)]


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