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Twentieth-Century French Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection

Szabó, George
70 pages
64 illustrations
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This is the eighth exhibition in the series meant to show the complete holdings of old and more recent master drawings in the Robert Lehman Collection. The sixty-three drawings and watercolors included here represent almost every major master of twentieth-century French art as well as some lesser-known artists of the period. A large group of watercolors by Paul Signac and some of his early drawings comprise an interesting and important section of the exhibition. Jacques Villon's draftsmanship is also well documented by a sizable assembly of his early illustrations as well as later drawings. Other painters, like Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Suzanne Valadon, Albert Marquet, and Maurice de Vlaminck, are also represented by outstanding drawings, many of which have never been exhibited before. An interesting facet of this exhibition is that the Robert Lehman Collection contains important paintings by most of these artists; many of the paintings are on permanent exhibition in the paintings galleries of the Collection.

Old Houses at Laudun, Albert André  French, Pen and black ink with small areas of wash on tan wove paper with darker fibers, mounted with glue on heavy, cream-colored paper
View of the Town of Endoume, Albert André  French, Pen and black ink on gray laid paper mounted on a sheet of heavy, cream-colored paper that has been run through a dry press to produce an embossed rectangle, slightly larger than, but proportional to the drawing
Study for an Illustration for "Wuthering Heights", Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski)  French, Pen and ink and pencil
Female Nude on a Couch, Pierre Bonnard (?) French, Graphite on tan wove paper mounted on Bristol board
ca. 1908–10
The Goatherd (recto), Pierre Bonnard  French, Pencil and colored chalk on cream wove paper (from sketchbook)
Still Life with Fruits in a Basket, André Derain  French, Charcoal on buff laid paper
La Bouteille de vin, André-Dunoyer de Segonzac  French, Black ink. watercolor, and gouache over charcoal (graphite border on bottom margin)
Still Life with Two Glasses of Wine, André-Dunoyer de Segonzac  French, Charcoal, ink, watercolor, and gouache
Landscape with Trees and Children, André-Dunoyer de Segonzac  French, Pen and black ink with wash and charcoal on heavy cream paper
ca. 1940
Study for a Caricature, Jean-Louis Forain  French, Graphite, ink, and watercolor on off-white laid paper mounted on cardboard
ca. 1894
Seated Nude, Marcel Gromaire  French, Pen and ink
Landscape with Two Sailing Boats, Armand Guillaumin  French, Pastel on paper, mounted on cardboard
Portrait of a Woman, Roger de la Fresnaye  French, Pencil
Landscape in the Pyrenees at Arudy, Pierre Laprade  French, Graphite and watercolor on buff wove paper (dry-mounted)
ca. 1902
Conversation, Marie Laurencin  French, Pencil with stump
ca. 1905 or ca. 1913
Still Life with Fruit and  Flowers, Raymond Legueult  French, Black crayon
ca. 1964
Female Nude with Drapery, Aristide Maillol  French, Brown conté crayon on polished, buff, wove paper, left edge torn as if from a sketchbook
ca. 1900
Standing Nude, Aristide Maillol  French, Red crayon on cream laid paper
ca. 1925
Seated Female Nude in Profile, Albert Marquet  French, Charcoal on polished buff wove paper
ca. 1900
Man Strolling, Albert Marquet  French, Brush and black ink on polished buff wove paper
ca. 1900
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———, eds. 1981b. Twentieth Century French Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.