Works on Paper

The collection of master drawings at the Museum initially shaped by the Crocker family’s purchase in 1869–71, focuses on the major European schools between the 16th and mid-19th centuries. Collection strengths include drawings from the Italian, Dutch and Flemish 17th century, the French 17th and 18th centuries, the German 16th, 18th and 19th centuries, as well as related prints. Californian and American prints, drawings, and watercolors from the mid-19th century to the present are also included.

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  • View of the Plaza of San-Francisco, July 4, 1851. circa 1851.
  • Adolphe Rouargue (French, 1810–1870) and F. Chardon (French, 1820–1860)
    San-Francisco. 1851.
  • Adolphe Rouargue (French, 1810–1870) and Lechard (French, active 19th century) and published by F. Chardon and Sarazin (French, active 19th century)
    San Francisco (Californie) and San-Francisco. n.d.
  • Adriaen van de Velde (Dutch, 1636–1672)
    A Young Woman as Pomona. circa 1670.
  • Adrian Zingg (Swiss, 1734–1816)
    A View of the Elbe River and the Bastei Rocks in the Sächsische Schweiz, Saxony. n.d.
  • After C.C. Gariboldi (American, active 19th century) and published by Britton and Rey (American, 1852–1906)
    At the Play. 1879.
  • After C.C. Gariboldi (American, active 19th century) and published by Britton and Rey (American, 1852–1906)
    At the Play (Key). n.d.
  • After Charles R. Parsons (American, born England, 1844–1920) and published by Currier & Ives (American, 1834–1907)
    Pacific Coast Steamship Co. Steamer. 1878.
  • After Eduard Hildebrandt (German, 1819–1869) and R. Wagner (German, active 19th–20th century)
    California and Montgomery Street. n.d.
  • After Edward Jump (American, born France, 1832–1883)
    San Francisco at the Fair (key). n.d.
  • After Edward Jump (American, born France, 1832–1883)
    San Francisco at the Fair. n.d.
  • After Emanuel Wyttenbach (American, born Switzerland, 1841–1903) and published by American Trust Co., New York (American, active 19th-20th century)
    Grand Parade of the Knights Templar Triennial Conclave, San Francisco, August 20, 1883. n.d.
  • After Francis Samuel Marryat (English, 1826–1855)
    Sansome Street, San Francisco, 1850. n.d.
  • After Napoleon Sarony (American, born Canada, 1821–1896)
    San Francisco in 1854 from the Head of Sacramento Street. n.d.
  • After Thomas Hill (American (born England), 1829–1908) and published by Louis Prang (American, born Germany, 1824–1909)
    Yosemite Valley. 1869.
  • After W. Boosey (American, active 19th century) and Captain R.E. Collinson (American, active 19th century)
    View of the Town and the Harbour of SF, CA from the Signal Hill. 1851.
  • Agostino Ciampelli (Italian, 1565–1630)
    The Visitation. n.d.
  • Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)
    Female Nude with a Staff. 1498.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Hepcat from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Table for Two from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.

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