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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  • Betye Saar (American, born 1926)
    High John De Conquer. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (American, born 1926)
    The Bone of Contention. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (American, born 1926)
    Mother Catherine. 2000.
  • Betye Saar (American, born 1926)
    Blow Top Blues: The Fire Next Time. 1998.
  • Britton & Rey (American, 1852–1906)
    Hotel Del Monte, Monterey, Cal.: The Leading Seaside Resort of the Pacific Coast. circa 1883.
  • Britton and Rey (American, 1852–1906), printer
    Bird's Eye View of the City of San Francisco. 1868.
  • Burgundian School (?)
    Two Magistrates with a Shield. n.d.
  • Carel Christiaan Antony Last (Dutch, 1808–1876) and published by P. Blommers (Dutch, active 19th century)
    Gezigt op de haven te San Francisco (Sights on the Harbor of San Francisco) and others. circa 1850.
  • Carl Adalbert Hermann (German, 1791–1845)
    Allegory of the Nativity. 1835.
  • Cavaliere d'Arpino (Italian, 1568–1640)
    Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine. n.d.
  • Charles Braddock Gifford (American, 1830–1882) and printed by Louis Nagel (German, 1814–1870)
    San Francisco Bird's Eye View. July 1, 1864.
  • Charles Braddock Gifford (American, 1830–1882) and published by A. Rosenfeld (American, active 19th century) and printed by Louis Nagel (German, 1814–1870)
    San Francisco, 1863. From Russian Hill, Looking North. 1863.
  • Charles Braddock Gifford (American, 1830–1882) and published by A. Rosenfeld (American, active 19th century) and printed by Louis Nagel (German, 1814–1870)
    San Francisco 1863 (Panorama from Russian Hill). 1863.
  • Charles Braddock Gifford (American, 1830–1882) and published by G.T. Brown & Co.
    San Francisco Looking South from North Point. 1877.
  • Charles Braddock Gifford (American, 1830–1882) and published by Louis Nagel (German, 1814–1870)
    Untitled (Hayes Valley, San Francisco). n.d.
  • Charles Braddock Gifford (American, 1830–1882) and published by Robinson & Snow
    Robinson & Snow's View of San Francisco, 1864 (Key). 1864.
  • Charles Braddock Gifford (American, 1830–1882), Charles Christian Nahl (American (born Germany), 1818–1878), and Hugo Wilhelm Arthur Nahl (American (born Germany), 1820–1889)
    Mission Dolores, San Francisco—1860 from the Potrero Nuevo. n.d.
  • Charles Braddock Gifford (American, 1830–1882), William Vallance Gray (American, born Scotland, 1839–1891) and published by A. L. Bancroft and Company
    City & County of San San Francisco, 1868. 1868.
  • Charles C. Kuchel (American, born Switzerland, 1820–1864) and Peter Stephen Duval (American, 1804–1886) and published by Henry Bill (American, 1824–1891)
    View of San Francisco. 1850.
  • Charles Christian Nahl (American (born Germany), 1818–1878)
    Untitled (View of San Francisco). 1853.

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