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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  • Adriaen van de Velde (Dutch, 1636 – 1672)
    A Young Woman as Pomona. n.d.
  • Adrian Zingg (Swiss, 1734 –1816)
    A View of the Elbe River and the Bastei Rocks in the Sächsische Schweiz, Saxony. n.d.
  • Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)
    Female Nude with a Staff. 1498.
  • Anton Raphael Mengs (German, 1728–1779)
    Death of Dido. n.d.
  • Armand Rassenfosse (Belgian, 1862–1934)
    La Muse Vénale. 1899.
  • Bartholomeus Breenbergh (Dutch, 1598–1657)
    Temple of the Tiburtine Sibyl at Tivoli. 1627.
  • Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690)
    Man Clinging to a Rock. n.d.
  • Christian Ferdinand Hartmann (German, 1774–1842)
    RECTO: Death with a Host of Demons. n.d.
  • Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich (German, 1712–1774)
    Hermes Stalking Argus. n.d.
  • Claude Gillot (French, 1673–1722)
    Scene of Sorcery. n.d.
  • David Hollowell (American, born 1951)
    Mother and Child. 1989.
  • David Park (American, 1911–1960)
    Back of Nude. 1960.
  • Edward Jump (American, 1832–1883)
    Earth Quakey Times, SF, October 8, 1865. 1865.
  • Edward Jump (American, 1832–1883)
    San Francisco Park Scene. 19th century.
  • Enrique Chagoya (American, born Mexico, 1953)
    Organic Cannibal. 1996.
  • Ferdinand Fellner (German, 1799–1859)
    Hagen and the Danube Nymphs. n.d.
  • Fra Bartolommeo (Italian, 1472–1517)
    Angel Playing the Lute. n.d.
  • Francesco Primaticcio (Italian, 1504–1570)
    Story of Arethusa. n.d.
  • François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)
    The Birth of Venus. n.d.
  • Gaspard Dughet (French, 1615–1675)
    Landscape with Mercury and Argus. n.d.

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