European Drawings

European drawings in the Davison Art Collection include works by French artists such as Boitard, Jacque, Millet, Bracquemond, Buhot, Lalanne, Legros, and Braque. British draughtsmen represented include Gainsborough, Turner, Chinnery, Wilkie, Palmer, McBey, and Bone. Among the German drawings in the collection are a gouache after Urs Graf and a charcoal work by George Grosz. The museum's European works also include drawings by Dutch draughtsmen Bloemart and Jongkind and the Hungarian artist Béla Kádár.

European Drawings before 1800

The Davison Art Collection has several European drawings of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Among these are an anonymous gouache of 1521 portraying a Standard Bearer after Urs Graf (German, 15th century); an Abraham Bloemart (Dutch, 1564-1651) drawing of the Adoration of the Shepherds, executed ca. 1610-1620 in wash, pen, and graphite; St. Gregory the Great Giving Benediction, ca. 1751, by G.D. Tiepolo (Italian, 1727-1804); Study of a Woodland Road, ca. 1780, drawn in black and white chalk with stump by Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727-1788); and François Boitard's (French, 1670-1715) Triumph of Galatea, ca. 1700-1710, in pen, ink, and wash.

19th-Century European Drawings

The DAC's 19th-century drawings by European artists include a Landscape with Windmill drawn in the 1860s with crayon by Johan Barthold Jongkind (Dutch, 1819-1891). Most of the collection's European drawings from this period are by French or British artists.

19th-Century French Drawings

Drawings by 19th-century French artists include the following works: Charles-Emile Jacque (1813-1894), The Swineherd, 1845, graphite; Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Peasant with Wheelbarrow, n.d., wash and Seated Peasant, ca. 1848-50, graphite; Adolphe Appian (1818-1898), House and Garden, 1868, charcoal; Félix-Henri Bracquemond (1833-1914), Sea Gulls, n.d., crayon and wash; Félix Buhot (1847-1898), The Ass and the Old Woman, 1871, watercolor and crayon and Sketch for a Grasset, n.d., graphite; Maxime Lalanne (1827-1886), Berg-Op-Zoom, 1879, graphite, plus 5 other graphite and crayon drawings; and Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), Head of a Youth, 1889, silverpoint.

19th-Century British Drawings

Among the DAC's 19th-century drawings by British artists are three by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851): Scarborough, ca. 1820s, graphite; Grand Malvern Abbey and Gateway, n.d., crayon; and Skiddaw Over Solierey, n.d., graphite and wash. Other British artists represented in this way in the collection include George Chinnery (1774-1852), Two Pigs, n.d., graphite; David Wilkie (1785-1841), The Election, n.d., pen and ink; and Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), Homeward Star, ca. 1876, pen and ink.

20th-Century European Drawings

European works from the 1920s and 1930s include 7 drawings by James McBey (English, 1883-1959) and 13 by Muirhead Bone (Scottish, 1876-1953); Two Nudes, a 1936 charcoal drawing by George Grosz (German, 1893-1959); and a circa-1930s gouache by Béla Kádár (Hungarian, 1877-1955) titled Mother and Child.

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