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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  • 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.
  • Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641)
    Portrait of Paulus Halmalius. n.d.
  • Anton Raphael Mengs (German, 1728–1779)
    Death of Dido. n.d.
  • Antonio Tempesta (Italian, 1555–1630)
    Battle Scene. n.d.
  • Armand Rassenfosse (Belgian, 1862–1934)
    La Muse Vénale. 1899.
  • Auguste Victor DeRoy (French, 1823-1906)
    Vue De San-Francisco/Vista De San-Francisco. circa 1860.
  • Bartholomeus Breenbergh (Dutch, 1598–1657)
    Temple of the Tiburtine Sibyl at Tivoli. 1627.
  • Benjamin Franklin Butler (American, born France, 1816–1865)
    Untitled (Bond of the County of San Francisco). July 1852.
  • Benjamin Franklin Butler (American, born France, 1816–1865) and Edwin Moody (American, 1814–1896) and published by Atwill & Co.
    The Grand Plaza, San Francisco. 1850.
  • Benjamin Franklin Butler (American, born France, 1816–1865) and published by Atwill & Co.
    The Grand Plaza, San Francisco. 1850.
  • Berghaus & Schimpp (American, active circa 1875), Henry William Bradley (American, 1813–1891), and William Herman Rulofson (American, 1826–1878)
    Palace Hotel, San Francisco, A.D. Sharon, Lessee. circa 1875.
  • Betye Saar (American, born 1926)
    Now You Cookin’ with Gas from the series Six Serigraphs: Bookmarks in the Pages of Life. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (American, born 1926)
    Magnolia Flower from the series Six Serigraphs: Bookmarks in the Pages of Life. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (American, born 1926)
    The Conscience of the Court. 2000.

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