Exhibition Images

  • The Infant Christ Blessing (Salvator Mundi)

    Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guercino. Cento, 1591–1666, Bologna

    The Infant Christ Blessing (Salvator Mundi), c. 1658

    Red chalk.

    Private Collection.

  • Madonna Reading, with the Christ Child on Her Lap

    Federico Barocci. Urbino, 1535?–1612, Urbino

    Madonna Reading, with the Christ Child on Her Lap, 1568/80

    Black and red chalk with pink, light blue, yellow, orange, and brown-red pastel on gray-blue paper

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • Portrait of an Elderly Man with Mustache and Small Pointed Beard

    Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Naples, 1598–1680, Rome

    Portrait of an Elderly Man with Mustache and Small Pointed Beard, 1630s or 1640s

    Black, red, and white chalk

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • The Dead Christ

    Agnolo Bronzino. Monticelli, 1503–1572, Florence

    The Dead Christ, 1529/35

    Black chalk with later framing lines in pen and ink.

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • The Baptism of Constantine

    Carlo Innocenzo Carlone. Scaria (Val d’Intelvi), 1686–1775, Scaria

    The Baptism of Constantine, 1763

    Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over black chalk.

    Private Collection. Photograph by Petegorsky/Gipe

  • Study of a Tree

    Annibale Carracci. Bologna, 1560–1609, Bologna

    Study of a Tree, c. 1600

    Pen and brown ink over black chalk

    Private Collection.

  • A Striding Youth Carrying a Bundle of Sticks

    Bartolomeo Cesi. Bologna, 1556–1629, Bologna

    A Striding Youth Carrying a Bundle of Sticks, 1591/94

    Red and white chalk on blue paper

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • Portrait of a Farmhouse, outside Lyon

    Jean-Jacques de Boissieu. Lyon, 1736–1810, Lyon

    Portrait of a Farmhouse, outside Lyon, 1780/1800

    Pen and brown ink with gray and green wash.

    Private Collection. Photograph by Petegorsky/Gipe.

  • Cliffs at Fécamp

    Eugène Delacroix. Charenton-Saint-Maurice, 1798–1863, Paris

    Cliffs at Fécamp, c. 1835/39

    Watercolor and gouache over graphite on pale blue paper.

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • Two Cypresses in an Italian Garden

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Grasse, 1732–1806, Paris

    Two Cypresses in an Italian Garden, c. 1774

    Two shades of red chalk, with later framing lines in pen and brown ink

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • Young Shepherd Boy Leaning on a Staff

    Francesco Londonio. Milan, 1723–1783, Milan

    Young Shepherd Boy Leaning on a Staff, 1760/65

    Black chalk heightened with white on buff-colored paper.

    Private Collection. Photograph by Petegorsky/Gipe.

  • Figures Entering an Extensive Valley

    John Martin. Northumberland, 1789–1854, Douglas, Isle of Man

    Figures Entering an Extensive Valley, c. 1820

    Brush and sepia ink with scratching-out and some gum

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • Nude Man Standing beside a Pedestal

    Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola called Il Parmigianino. Parma, 1503–1540, Casalmaggiore

    Nude Man Standing beside a Pedestal, 1530/40

    Pen and brown ink with brown wash over traces of black chalk. Private Collection

    Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • Head of a Man, after the Laocoön

    Cristofani Roncalli called Il Pomarancio. Pomarance, 1552–1626, Rome

    Head of a Man, after the Laocoön, 1580s/1600

    Red chalk

    Private Collection. Photograph by Petegorsky/Gipe

  • A Reclining Male Nude Reaching Forward and Upward

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Venice, 1696–1770, Madrid

    A Reclining Male Nude Reaching Forward and Upward, c. 1752

    Red and white chalk on blue paper

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • The Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine, Onofrio, Jerome, and Ivo

    Giorgio Vasari. Arezzo, 1511–1574, Florence

    The Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine, Onofrio, Jerome, and Ivo, 1568

    Pen and brown ink with brown wash over black chalk

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • A Man Playing the Guitar

    Antoine Watteau. Nogent-sur-Marne, 1684–1721, Valenciennes

    A Man Playing the Guitar, 1717/18

    Red, black, and white chalk on gray-brown paper

    Private Collection. Photograph by Ricardo Blanc. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.