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.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Hepcat from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Table for Two from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Torch Song from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Hooch n' Haint from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Jitterbug from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Paradiddle Diddle from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Shebop from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Syncopatin’ from the Copacetic portfolio. 2019.
  • Alison Saar (American, born 1956)
    Man in Blue Suit. 1981.
  • 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.
  • Betye Saar (America, born 1926)
    The Conscience of the Court. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (America, born 1926)
    High John De Conquer. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (America, born 1926)
    The Bone of Contention. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (America, born 1926)
    Mother Catherine. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (America, born 1926)
    Blow Top Blues: The Fire Next Time. 1998.

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