Power and Grace: Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens

19 January–29 April 2018

Exhibition Overview

Seated Male Youth

The Morgan Library & Museum holds an important collection of drawings by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), and Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678), the three giants of Flemish Baroque art. Many of these works, however, have only rarely been exhibited, and they have never been shown as a group. This exhibition, with accompanying catalogue, brings together around twenty-five of the artists' most impressive drawings, a selection intended to demonstrate their highly recognizable drawing styles, their remarkable artistic development from early to late career, and their impact on each other. (Clare Eddy Thaw Gallery)

(Photo: Peter Paul Rubens, Seated Male Youth, ca. 1613, black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light gray paper, purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909, The Morgan Library & Museum, I, 232. Photography by Steven H. Crossot, 2014.)

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