Master Drawings New York 2015
• LEONARD HUTTON galleries showing Fernand Leger study for“La Gare,” a 1918 pencil on paper.
• MIREILLE MOSLER is showing artworks spanning five centuries including works by Zacharias Blijhooft, Pieter Holsteyn II, Francois Bonvin, John Constable, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Willem van den Berg, Leo Gestel, Jan Sluyters, Jan Toorop and Jacobus van Looy. The earliest 17th century drawings exhibited are a group of 15 small animals and insects that once belonged to a larger album in the possession of the Earl of Arundel 1585-1648 known as “The Collector Earl.” John Constable’s 1810 “En plein air” East Bergholt depicts the surroundings where he grew up. A Francois Bonvin Study for Le Couvreur tombe dating to 1877 is a recently rediscovered study of a now lost important Salon painting of the same year.
• JILL NEWHOUSE gallery is showing a selection of works by Georg Sand, Pierre Bonnard, Theodore Gericault, and others. Only one other similar study for Bonnard’s 1893 Study for Conversation is known and it is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Newhouse says the sense of flattened space and perspective for which Bonnard is known is evident in this drawing, and the entire scene is a whirl of tight, energetic marks. Bonnard created the lithograph with the intent of having it published in the weekly satirical magazine L’Escarmouche but the magazine was only published from November 1893 to January 1894. On the verso of the present drawing appear studies of a robust stranding man and a woman singing, figures which evoke the theater and cabaret performances that Bonnard loved to depict. The George Sand watercolor and collage dates to 1855 and is titled Aristolocha Pistolochia. Sand was a watercolorist as well as a writer, much in the same vein as Victor Hugo.
• LES ENLUMINURES is offering the French translation by Charles Bonin of Jerome, Letter LIV to Furia, on the Duty of Remaining a Widow, with a full-page frontispiece miniature showing St. Jerome giving his epistle to a messenger, illuminated by the Master of Spencer 6. It dates to 1500-1510. Also being exhibited is Catherine D’Amboise’s own copy of Complaint of the Fainting Lady against Fortune with 8 large miniatures by the artist of Paris, Mazarine MS 978 (P. Merevache?), dating to 1525-30; the Francois Fortin Hours Use of Lisieux and Rouen in Latin and French with 11 miniatures, by a follower of the Master of the Echevinage of Rouen, dating to 1480; and a Noted German Hymnal, Nonnenarbeitern [Nuns’ Work], dating to 1460-80.
• NISSMAN ABROMSON is featuring a selection of artworks from the 16th century including Aurelio Luini’s (1530-1593) “Studies of God the Father,” a chalk and ink, as well as a mixed media work from the 20th century, Uberto Bonelli’s (1909-93 “Aerial View of San Marino.” • New exhibitor MONROE WARSHAW is showing a beautiful Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen (1500-59) pen and ink titled “The Holy Transfer” 314 x 280mm.
Founded in 2006 as a way to draw upon and buttress the presence of collectors and museum officials during the important January art-buying events, including the Old Master auctions and The Winter Antiques Show, MASTER DRAWINGS IN NEW YORK has become an important part of the winter art scene in its own right, attracting the most influential dealers not only in New York but in England, France, Italy, Germany and Spain who each stage a themed exhibition in more than two dozen Upper East Side galleries between East 63rd and 93rd Streets. MASTER DRAWINGS IN NEW YORK has received critical acclaim for orchestrating a showcase for fine art works that cut across the full range of styles, centuries, mediums and genres, and for providing greater accessibility to fine art at price points that range from several thousand dollars to several million.
New York Old Masters specialist Margot Gordon, who organized the first MASTER DRAWINGS IN NEW YORK event in 2006 says, “We are delighted to see how well known MASTER DRAWINGS week has become as it has matured, with probably the most diverse array of representative artworks created between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries presented in both a lively and informative manner.
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2015 MASTER DRAWINGS IN NEW YORK
Schedule for 2015 Master Drawings New York
January 27 (Tuesday) Open 11am-6pm, late opening till 8pm
January 28 (Wednesday) Open 11am-6pm
January 29 (Thursday) Open 11am-6pm
January 30 (Friday) Open 11am-6pm
January 31 (Saturday) Open 11am-6pm
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