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

Exhibition Overview


Seated Male Youth
Peter Paul Rubens, Seated Male Youth, ca. 1613, black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light gray paper

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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