Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Master Drawings London, 2012

Posted by Charley Parker at 2:12 pm

Master Drawings London, 2012: Charles-Joseph Natoire, Il Guercino, Eva Gonzalés, Adrian Zingg, Giovan Battista Dell'Era, Jean-Francois Millet, Adolph Menzel, William Callow
Master Drawings London is a coordinated sale of master drawings by a number of galleries in London, UK, from 27 June to 5 July, 2012.

This is apparently the 12th such sale, and the event has a dedicated website from which you can access an online catalog. Though it unfortunately takes the form of one of those cutesy page-flipping online magazines, you can zoom in on the images and, if you click the “Menu” button at upper left, you can download a PDF version.

“Drawings” in this case means works on paper and includes watercolor and oil sketches.

(Images above: Charles-Joseph Natoire [with detail], Il Guercino, Eva Gonzalés, Adrian Zingg, Giovan Battista Dell’Era, Jean-Francois Millet, Adolph Menzel, William Callow [with detail])

[Via @American_Artist]

4 comments for Master Drawings London, 2012 »

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  1. Comment by Moving Sketch
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    Love seeing people carry on painting and drawing in this old style.

  2. Comment by Kitchen worktops dude
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    These are incredible.

  3. Comment by Josie Ray
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 5:50 am

    Gorgeous and inspiring. I also love looking at the sketches of the masters. There is such beauty already present in just a few apparently simply lines. I would love to attempt a simplified version of the first two drawings here. As always, sincere thanks for beauty and inspiration.

  4. Comment by Dan Pearce
    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    As an artist and maker of graphic novels I’m so happy to see my dear friend Dave Winthrop’s extraordinary work in the show among such great artists of the past. Wonderful, inspiring stuff!

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