Synopses & Reviews
This important volume offers the first comprehensive look at the Arthur Ross Collectionandmdash;more than 1,000 18th- to 20th-century Italian, French, and Spanish printsandmdash;and is published to mark the inaugural exhibition of the collection in its new home at the Yale University Art Gallery. Highlights include superb etchings by Canaletto and Tiepolo; the four volumes of Piranesiandrsquo;s Antiquities of Rome, as well as his famous Vedute (Views) and Carceri (Prisons); Goyaandrsquo;s Tauromaquia in its first edition of 1816; an extremely rare etching by Edgar Degas; and numerous other 19th-century French prints, by Eugandegrave;ne Delacroix, Honorandeacute; Daumier, andEacute;douard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Candeacute;zanne, and others. The accompanying essays discuss the life of Arthur Ross, a significant philanthropist who funded several arts institutions; the formation of the collection and the art-historical significance of the works; and several thematic approaches to studying the collection, reinforcing its legacy as an important teaching resource.
This beautiful and important book highlights the collection of European drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, one of Americaand#8217;s premier university museums. From intimate studies to exquisite finished compositions, this selection of works documents the history of European drawing practices beginning with late-medieval model books and progressing to the verge of the modern period. The accompanying textand#151;written by a team of scholarsand#151;offers a unique introduction to various critical and technical aspects of the study of master drawings, brought to life through drawings from a range of national schools and in a variety of media.
Among the drawings examined in this handsomely produced volume are an animated pen and ink sketch by Giulio Romano, a pastoral landscape by Claude Lorrain, a forceful and humorous caricature by Guercino, a scene from the epic poem Orlando Furioso by Jean-Honorand#233; Fragonard, and a delicate portrait by Edgar Degas.
This beautiful volume offers the first comprehensive look at the Arthur Ross Collection, more than 1,000 important 18th- to 20th-century Italian, French, and Spanish prints.
About the Author
Suzanne Boorsch is Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and John Marciari is Associate Curator of Early European Art, both at the Yale University Art Gallery.