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A Centennial Album: Drawings, Prints, and Photographs The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin Cover

A Centennial Album: Drawings, Prints, and Photographs

Orenstein, Nadine M., and Jeff L. Rosenheim, with Stephen C. Pinson
48 pages
56 illustrations
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The Met’s collection of drawings, prints, and photographs is an expansive work in progress and is considered one of the nation’s greatest repositories of humanity’s creativity. This Bulletin celebrates the centennial of the founding of the Department of Prints. William M. Ivins, the visionary founding curator of the department, had an expansive view of what constituted a “work on paper”—a philosophy that informed much of The Met’s collecting over the next century. The result today is a comprehensive repository reflecting an astonishing diversity of artists, genres, and media. Arranged as a provocative series of pairings—one drawing or print with one photograph—this Bulletin invites the reader to find connections and divergences between works of art that are rarely seen together, ranging in date from the fifteenth century to present day.

Evening Wind, Edward Hopper  American, Etching
1. Foglia di Fico. 2. Foglia di Spina Bianco, William Henry Fox Talbot  British, Salted paper print
Modern Art, Arthur Wesley Dow  American, Lithograph
Multiple artists/makers
Anatomical Studies: a left forearm in two positions and a right forearm, Peter Paul Rubens  Flemish, Pen and brown ink
ca. 1600–05
Self-Portrait, Edgar Degas  French, Black chalk and graphite, heightened with white on heavy beige wove paper
by 1857
[Self-Portrait in Library (Hand to Chin)], Edgar Degas  French, Gelatin silver print
probably 1895
Paper Theater or Diorama of an Italianate Villa and Garden, Martin Engelbrecht  German, Etching and watercolor
ca. 1730–56
The Flatiron, Edward J. Steichen  American, born Luxembourg, Gum bichromate over platinum print
Saint Jerome in His Study, Albrecht Dürer  German, Engraving
[The Salon of Baron Gros], Baron Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gros  French, Daguerreotype
Nan and Brian in Bed, NYC, Nan Goldin  American, Silver dye bleach print
Study of a Young Man, Seated, John Singer Sargent  American, Transfer lithograph, reworked in the stone
ca. 1895
C.C., Boston, Nicholas Nixon  American, Gelatin silver print
Armor, Odilon Redon  French, Charcoal and conté crayon
Alfred Thompson Gobert, Louis-Rémy Robert  French, Salted paper print from paper negative
A Man Reading in a Garden (recto); Preliminary sketch for a Man Reading in a Garden (verso), Honoré Daumier  French, Watercolor over black chalk, with pen and ink, brush and wash, and lithographic crayon.<br/>Verso: pen and brown ink, black gray wash, and lithographic crayon
ca. 1865
The Annunciation, Correggio (Antonio Allegri)  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and gray-brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, squared in red chalk, on paper tinted with reddish wash
ca. 1522–25
[Copy of the head of Christ from Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper”], Léon Gérard  French, Albumen silver print from paper negative
Self-Portrait, Edward J. Steichen  American, born Luxembourg, Platinum print
Self-Portrait, turned slightly to the left, Käthe Kollwitz  German, Pen and different shades of gray-black ink
ca. 1893
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