More graphite drawings from the Met

More graphite pencil drawings from the Met: Theodor Leopold Weller, Sir Seymour Haden, Paul Webber, Heinrich Karl Anton Mücke, Asher Brown Durand, Sir John Tenniel, Shepard Alonzo Mount, William Douglas Almond, Alexandre Calame
As I pointed out in my post on the same subject from March 30 of this year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a treasure trove of drawings in its extensive collections, most of which are rarely seen because of the fragile nature of drawings and their susceptibility to light damage.

The museum has made a large number of them available online, however, and most are available in high resolution files.

A search for the term “graphite” in their collections turns up lots of watercolors and other works for which graphite is only a start, but also a cornucopia of wonderful pencil drawings.

Here are a few more. I’ve taken the liberty here of cropping some drawings that are on large sheets.

(Images above: Theodor Leopold Weller, Sir Seymour Haden, Paul Webber, Heinrich Karl Anton Mücke, Asher Brown Durand, Sir John Tenniel, Shepard Alonzo Mount, William Douglas Almond, Alexandre Calame — with detail)

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