This handsome catalogue features approximately 120 drawings dating from the late 15th to the early 20th century and comprises excellent examples of European draftsmanship over the past 500 years. Featured works include an exquisite study by Raphael, Domenichino's masterfully composed Study for Saint Andrew Being Led to Martyrdom, views of Venice by Canaletto, landscapes by Claude Lorrain, beautiful studies by Jean-Antoine Watteau, pastel portraits by Jean-Simeon Chardin, lovely red chalk studies by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and varied subjects by Theodore Gericault. Drawings by Parmigianino, Rembrandt, Goya, Ingres, Delacroix, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Redon are additional highlights of this collection. The book includes an interview by George Goldner with Jean Bonna, the collector of this exceptional group of works, and an entry for each drawing.
Nathalie Strasser is Curator of Drawings and Prints, the Collection of Jean Bonna.