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The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

Essays by Jay McKean Fisher, William R. Johnston, Kimberly Schenck, and Cheryl K. Snay

Rarely seen drawings and watercolors by some of the most influential French artists of the nineteenth century are the subject of this richly illustrated publication. From revealing preparatory sketches to exquisite finished watercolors, more than 100 works by artists such as Eugène Delacroix, Honoré Daumier, Paul Cézanne, and Edgar Degas illuminate the range of French art over the course of a century of innovation. The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum have combined holdings of more than 900 French drawings from the nineteenth century, one of the nation’s strongest and richest collections of French art from this period. The publication also includes works from the Peabody Institute Art Collection and the Maryland State Archives.

This publication accompanied an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum, June 19, 2005-September 11, 2005.

389 pages
12.1”h x 10.1”w
Softcover

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