Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863), "Royal Tiger," c. 1830, watercolor and graphite on paper, 7 × 10 1/2 in. Thaw Collection, Morgan Library & Museum

Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection
Through April 22, 2018
The Clark Institute, Williamstown, MA

From the museum:
Over the past fifty years, New York art dealer and philanthropist Eugene V. Thaw assembled one of the world’s finest private collections of drawings. This collection, known for its breadth and exceptional quality, charts the high points of drawing from the Renaissance through the twentieth century and features works made by pivotal artists at key moments in the history of the art form.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, 1725–1805), “The Game of Morra,” 1756, pen and brown ink and wash with gray wash over graphite on paper, 9 3/4 × 14 1/4 in. Thaw Collection, Morgan Library & Museum

Mr. Thaw donated his collection of more than 400 drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, which celebrated the gift with the September 2017 opening of “Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection,” an exhibition that has drawn critical acclaim for the diversity and quality of the works presented. In recognition of Mr. Thaw’s longstanding interest in the Clark Art Institute, “Drawn to Greatness” will travel to Williamstown for an exclusive presentation at the Clark.

Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922-1993), Untitled, 1974. gouache, acrylic, and graphite on paper, 28 7/8 × 21 1/8 in. Thaw Collection, Morgan Library & Museum, 2017.72 © Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

Featuring 150 drawings that tell the story of a visionary collector, the exhibition examines five centuries of Western drawing. Sketchbooks belonging to Jackson Pollock, Francisco de Goya, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne and illustrated letters from Vincent van Gogh are among the works exhibited.

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), “Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter,” July 28,1936, pen and black ink and wash on paper, 20 3/16 × 13 3/8 in. Thaw Collection, Morgan Library & Museum, 2006.58 © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), “Saint-Rémy, Workers in the Field,” 1890, graphite on paper, 9 × 12 1/4 in. Thaw Collection, Morgan Library & Museum

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent Work Fine Art Team!
    Is there any source I can see the whole collection of Eugene’s paintings on the web. Would Fine Art team do a comprehensive post on paintings only?

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