Pittsburgh Collects: European Drawings, 1500 to 1800

Sixty-one drawings from public to private collections in Pittsburgh are featured in Pittsburgh Collects: European Drawings,1500 to 1800, a catalogue accompanying the 2004 exhibition at the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. Highlighting the Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish and English schools, the selection includes drawings by Canaletto, Tintoretto, Ludovico Carracci, Thomas Gainsborough, Pier Francesco Mola, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Hubert Robert, Anthony Van Dyck, and Thomas Rowlandson among others. An introductory essay by Tom Smart, the Frick's Director of Collections and Exhibitions, discusses the role of drawings in the artists' training during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Full catalogue entries for each drawing provide information about provenance and exhibition history, as well as examine the art historical context surrounding their creation and original purpose. Individual entries are written by Babette Bohn, Cindy Persinger, Cornelie Piok Zanon, Erika Kraus Roth, Lisa Troy Manganello, Sarah Cantor, Ann Sutherland Harris and Tom Smart.

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