Art, Art Museums, Drawings, Museum Exhibitions

A Passion for Drawings: Charles Ryskamp’s Bequest to The Frick Collection February 14 through April 8, 2012

This winter and spring The Frick Collection will celebrate the generosity and discerning taste of former Director Charles A. Ryskamp (1928–2010) with an exhibition of works on paper from his bequest. This generous gift transforms the museum’s holdings in drawings, enlarging them by nearly a third, while complementing the permanent collection’s focus on the landscape and figural subjects favored by Henry Clay Frick. The works will be exhibited for the first time at the Frick in the Cabinet, a space created by Dr. Ryskamp during his tenure as Director from 1987 to 1997 and intended especially for the display of works on paper. The following drawings are three beautiful examples from this exhibition:

Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840)
Plum Branches Intertwined
1802–4
Watercolor on vellum

David Wilkie (1785–1841)
Study of Two Figures (for The Burial of the Scottish Regalia)
c. 1832
Black, red, and brown chalk, with touches of gouache on brown paper

Edwin Henry Landseer (1802–1873)
Otterhounds
1838–44
Watercolor and gouache with graphite framing lines

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One thought on “A Passion for Drawings: Charles Ryskamp’s Bequest to The Frick Collection February 14 through April 8, 2012

  1. Delicious!

    Posted by jan0eliz | April 7, 2012, 9:14 am

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