By Metropolitan Museum of Art, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Mary Tavener Holmes, Fritz Koreny, Donald Posner, Duncan Robinson
Early eu artwork used to be a eating curiosity of either Robert Lehman and his father, Philip Lehman, an curiosity mirrored within the impressive quantity and caliber of drawings they owned from the 15th and early 16th centuries. as well as a big team of early German drawings, the gathering encompasses a «Saint Paul» from a chain linked to Jan van Eyck and the recognized «Scupstoel» from the circle of Rogier van der Weyden, the one layout for an ornamental sculpture to outlive from the 15th century. the good artists of the 17th century, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Claude Lorrain, and Rembrandt between them, also are represented, Rembrandt by way of seven drawings, together with the big examine of Leonardos «Last Supper» that may remain in his brain throughout his occupation. Drawings by way of Antoine Watteau, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, Thomas Gainsborough, Paul Sandby, and George Romney are one of the from eighteenth-century France and England. the amount discusses all 153 drawings at size, putting each one in its paintings historic environment and complementing the dialogue with comparative illustrations of comparable works.