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The Essence of Line-French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

Birmingham Museum of Art

The Essence of Line-French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

by David P. Becker and W. Ross Johnston

From the collections of The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Walters Art Museum.

A well-researched and sumptuously illustrated catalogue, which includes 106 works, many rarely seen or published. An overview of nineteenth-century French art ranging from figure studies in the Neoclassical style, to the naturalistic landscapes of the Barbizon School, to the otherworldly visions of the Symbolists. Their drawings range from preparatory sketches to highly finished independent images, and they exemplify the implementation of an array of drawing materials.

Published 2005, softcover, 408 pages, format 10"x12". 

Exhibition, February 19–May 14, 2006.