By Metropolitan Museum of Art, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Mary Tavener Holmes, Fritz Koreny, Donald Posner, Duncan Robinson
Early ecu artwork used to be a eating curiosity of either Robert Lehman and his father, Philip Lehman, an curiosity mirrored within the outstanding quantity and caliber of drawings they owned from the 15th and early 16th centuries. as well as a tremendous staff of early German drawings, the gathering encompasses a «Saint Paul» from a sequence linked to Jan van Eyck and the well-known «Scupstoel» from the circle of Rogier van der Weyden, the single layout for an ornamental sculpture to outlive from the 15th century. the nice artists of the 17th century, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Claude Lorrain, and Rembrandt between them, also are represented, Rembrandt via seven drawings, together with the massive learn of Leonardos «Last Supper» that will remain in his brain throughout his occupation. Drawings through Antoine Watteau, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, Thomas Gainsborough, Paul Sandby, and George Romney are one of the from eighteenth-century France and England. the amount discusses all 153 drawings at size, putting each one in its paintings old environment and complementing the dialogue with comparative illustrations of similar works.