Mantegna to Matisse at the Frick Collection

Parmigianino (1503–1540). Woman Seated on the Ground, c. 1523–24. Black chalk and white gouache on light brown tinted paper 9 x 6.9 inches

Colin Bailey, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Frick Collection, discusses the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery. It features 58 drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, London, that show extraordinary drawings made between the late Middle Ages and the early 20 century by artists including Mantegna, da Vinci, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt Goya, Turner, Degas, Paul Cézanne, van Gogh, Seurat, Matisse, and Picasso.

Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431–1506). Studies for Christ at the Column (recto), early 1460s
Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431–1506). Studies for Christ at the Column (recto), early 1460s

Pen and brown ink
9.3 x 5.7 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Studies for Saint Mary Magdalene, c. 1480–82
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Studies for Saint Mary Magdalene, c. 1480–82

Pen and brown ink
5.4 x 3.1 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Parmigianino (1503–1540). Woman Seated on the Ground, c. 1523–24
Parmigianino (1503–1540). Woman Seated on the Ground, c. 1523–24

Black chalk and white gouache on light brown tinted paper
9 x 6.9 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564). The Dream (Il Sogno), c. 1533
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564). The Dream (Il Sogno), c. 1533

Black chalk
15.6 x 11 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525–1569). Kermis at Hoboken, 1559
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525–1569). Kermis at Hoboken, 1559

Pen and brown ink, contours incised for transfer
10.4 x 15.5 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). Dawn After the Wreck, c. 1841
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). Dawn After the Wreck, c. 1841

Watercolor, gouache, and touches of red chalk with some rubbing out and scraping
9.9 x 14.5 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). Helena Fourment, c. 1630–31
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). Helena Fourment, c. 1630–31

Black, red, and white chalk (retouched with pen and brown ink in some details of the head and headdress)
24 x 21.7 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721). Satyr Pouring Wine, 1717
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721). Satyr Pouring Wine, 1717

Black, red and white chalk
11.2 x 8.3 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Georges Seurat (1859–1891). Female Nude, c. 1879–81
Georges Seurat (1859–1891). Female Nude, c. 1879–81

Black Conté crayon over stumped graphite
24.9 x 19 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). Apples, Bottle and Chairback, c. 1904–6
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). Apples, Bottle and Chairback, c. 1904–6

Graphite and watercolor on wove paper
18 x 23.8 inches
From Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, on view at the Frick Collection through January 27, 2013

( © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London )
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