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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  • Herman van Swanevelt (Dutch, circa 1600–1665)
    A Satyr Family in the Forest. 1639.
  • Ignace-Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836–1904)
    Flying Female Nude. 1871.
  • Irving Norman (American, born Lithuania, 1906–1989)
    Laissez Faire Industrialism II. 1944.
  • Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000)
    The 1920's…The Migrants Arrive and Cast Their Ballots. 1974.
  • Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000)
    Celebration of Heritage. 1992.
  • Jacopo Confortini (Italian, 1602–1672)
    A Standing Cavalier, Seen from Behind. n.d.
  • Jacques Callot (French, 1592–1635)
    Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. circa 1630.
  • Jacques Courtois, le Bourguignon (French, 1621–1676)
    Battle Scene. n.d.
  • Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748–1825)
    Funeral of a Hero. 1778.
  • Jan Savery (Flemish, 1597–1654)
    Elephant and Monkey. n.d.
  • Jan Steven van Calcar (Netherlandish, circa 1499–circa 1546)
    Studies of Human Bones. n.d.
  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796–1875)
    Two Woodcutters in a Forest. n.d.
  • Jean-Francois Millet (French, 1814–1875)
    The Sewing Lesson. circa 1860.
  • Johann Georg Bergmüller (German, 1699–1762)
    Saint Martin Appealing to the Virgin. 1715.
  • Johann Gottlieb Prestel (German, 1739–1808)
    Self-Portrait. n.d.
  • Johann Philipp Veith (German, 1768-1837)
    Waterfall. n.d.
  • Konrad Eberhard (German, 1768-1859)
    Madonna and Child with Saints. n.d.
  • Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (French, 1865-1953)
    Portrait of a Woman. n.d.
  • Ludwig Emil Grimm (German, 1790–1863)
    Portrait of Balthazar von Speth. 1817.
  • Martín Ramírez (Mexican, 1895–1963)
    The Virgin. circa 1948–1950.

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