Master Drawings Summer 2020

Exciting news for MASTER DRAWINGS readers — our Summer issue (Volume 58, Issue 2) is now available for FREE online!

Read a fascinating essay on Paul Sandby and his close contemporary Thomas Gainsborough by Rosie Razzall, winner of the Second Annual Ricciardi Prize. Her research spotlights how sharing drawings — even copying them — was common in the artistic circles of these contemporaries.

Explore how Venetian art influenced artists working in Rome, rather than the other way around, through the convention-breaking research by Marco Simone Bolzoni.

Learn about the surprising lack of preparatory drawings for seventeenth-century paintings of interiors, according to author Maud van Suylen. In her insightful essay she demonstrates how Thomas Wijck’s work fills that void.

You can also delve into Genevieve Kristl Verdigel’s investigation of the use of color in fifteenth-century Veneto draftsmanship; or reflect upon Marleen Ram’s analysis of new drawings by Johannes Leupenius, showing how his role as an artist and cartographer came together.

The issue also contains a review by Michiaki Koshikawa of the catalogue from “Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice,” an exhibition that was on view at our partner institution, The Morgan Library & Museum in New York and at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Philippe Bordes reviews a catalogue by Laura Angelucci of the Louvre’s holdings of drawings by Antoine-Jean Gros; and Catherine Phillips shares her insights about the catalogue of drawings from the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts that was exhibited at another partner institution, The Fondation Custodia, Paris.

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Image: Paul Sandby (after Thomas Gainsborough), “A Couple in a Park,” Moscow Windsor Castle, Print Room (Royal Collection Trust)