This gripping story of one of the great graphic satirists and watercolour artists of the British School is based upon a mass of new research. Rowlandson kept no diary, wrote few letters, and occurs only infrequently in the memoirs of others. Source material is not abundant. More
Accompanying the exhibition The Spanish Line: Drawings from Ribera to Picasso at The Courtauld Gallery 13 October 2011 – 15 January 2012.
Spanish Drawings in The Courtauld Gallery: Complete Catalogue
280 x 240 mm, hardback, 368 pages, 500 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978 1 907372 29 2
By Zahira Véliz
Published to accompany the first substantial exhibition on the tradition of Spanish drawings to take place in London, this catalogue captures the importance of this rapidly developing field of study. It represents highlights from the Courtauld Gallery's collection of Spanish drawings, one of the most important in Britain. Comprising some 120 works, the collection ranges from the 16th to the 20th centuries and features examples by many of Spain's greatest artists, including Ribera, Murillo, Goya and Picasso. Also of great interest are drawings of striking quality by lesser known artists whose work is only now coming to be understood.
The selection includes a large number of works which were once owned by Sir William Stirling Maxwell (1818–1878), the celebrated hispanist, whose work on Spanish art provided the foundations for much later scholarship. Many of the works have never previously been published or exhibited and they are presented here in the light of important new research. This scholarly publication represents an important contribution to this exciting field of study in which significant discoveries are still regularly made.
"This extremely high production quality of the catalogue must be noted. The elegant design and beautiful photographs make it a highly attractive volume, which enhances the value of this sort of publication." Mark McDonald, Curator of Old Master prints and Spanish Drawings, the British Museum, in The Art Newpaper, June 2012
Save £15 when you buy these three books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelanglo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major Italian artists at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. More
Painting in 18th-century France was centred on the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, where the drawing of the male human figure was at the core of the curriculum. Only after mastering the copying of drawings and engravings, and then casts of antique sculptures, would the student be allowed to progress to drawing the nude figure in the life class. Accompanying an exhibition at the Wallace Collection that is unprecedented in Britain, this beautiful publication includes drawings by Rigaud, Boucher, Nattier, Pierre, Carle van Loo, Gros and Jean-Baptiste Isabey. More
You could save £10 when you buy two of these books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelanglo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major artists of the German-speaking world at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. More
This beautiful and scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery, organized by Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, and Stephanie Buck, Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings at The Courtauld Gallery. The drawings represent a survey of the extraordinary of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, German, Spanish, British and French artists active between the late Middle Ages and the early twentieth century. More
This catalogue accompanied the first ever loan exhibition of drawings from Waddesdon Manor, the house that was built and furnished by Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1989) to show off his works of art and to entertain the fashionable world. More
Save £25 when you buy these four books together. These beautifully illustrated catalogues accompany important exhibitions of Old-Master drawings: Michelanglo at the Courtauld Gallery, London; major Italian artists at The National Gallery of Art, Washington; such masters as Carpaccio, Dürer, Callot and Boucher at The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; and significant French draughtsmen of the eighteenth century from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. More
This exquisite catalogue of sixty-five Italian drawings ranging in date from 1525 to 1835 celebrates the second part of a major acquisition made by the National Gallery of Art in late 2007, the purchase of one of the finest private European holdings of old master drawings, the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection. The drawings presented here and in the accompanying exhibition span the last flowering of the Renaissance to the rise of neoclassicism. More
In the library of Sir John Soane’s remarkable house at 13, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, several volumes of Italian architectural drawings of the 16th and 17th centuries have remained until today one of London’s hidden treasures. They have never been catalogued before in detail. More
In late 2007 the National Gallery of Art, Washington, acquired one of the finest private European holdings of Old Master drawings – the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection – including 120 German drawings. This unique survey of drawings includes work by many of the most important artists from the German-speaking areas of Europe, including Switzerland and Austria. More
"The whole thing is a curatorial and scholarly triumph ... the catalogue essays do full justice to the power of Michelangelo's intellect, as well as to hand and eye" (Richard Dorment, Telegraph). Michelangelo's Dream (or Il Sogno) is one of the finest of all Italian Renaissance drawings and is amongst The Courtauld Gallery's greatest treasures. Executed at the height of the artist's career, this magnificent work exemplifies Michelangelo's unrivalled skill as draughtsman and his extraordinary power of invention. More