“Liberty to the Imagination: Drawings from the Eveillard Gift”

Event Details

“Liberty to the Imagination: Drawings from the Eveillard Gift,” at our partner institution, the Morgan Library & Museum, is one of a series of exhibitions devoted to celebrating promised gifts to the collection during the museum’s centennial year. This includes twenty-eight drawings from the holdings of New York–based collectors Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard.


The selection comprises drawings from the seventeenth- to the twentieth-century and includes a rare compositional study for Rembrandt’s first painting; Greuze’s depiction of a young cook made for his friend Jean-Georges Wille; Delacroix’s intimate portrait of Jenny, his confidante and caretaker; and a striking watercolor landscape by Cézanne. Also in the gift, on view until October 6, are significant sheets by major artists such as Rubens, Jordaens, Watteau, Géricault, Constable, Degas, Renoir, Seurat, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin, Vuillard, Bonnard, and Gris, including many rarely seen drawings.


(Image: Jean Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805), Young Woman Reading, 1769. Black, white and red chalk, with smudging, on light brown paper. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, promised gift of the Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard)