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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  • Charles Christian Nahl (American (born Germany), 1818–1878)
    Nahl Certificate, Society of California Pioneers, James L. Cogswell. September 25, 1873.
  • Charles Christian Nahl (American (born Germany), 1818–1878) and Hugo Wilhelm Arthur Nahl (American (born Germany), 1820–1889)
    Nahl Brothers, Blank Certificate, Society of California Volunteers. circa 1868.
  • Charles Christian Nahl (American, born Germany, 1818–1878)
    Untitled (Certificate). 1855.
  • Charles Christian Nahl (American, born Germany, 1818–1878) and published by James Mason Hutchings (American, 1820–1902)
    Hutchings' California Scenes, The California Indians. 1854.
  • Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690)
    Man Clinging to a Rock. n.d.
  • Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868) and published by Auguste Delâtre (French, 1822–1907)
    San Francisco, 1855. 1856.
  • Charles Quirot (American, active mid-19th century)
    Interior View of Merchants Exchange, San Francisco, Cal.. 1852.
  • Charles Quirot (American, active mid-19th century) and Emil Justh (American, born Hungary, active mid-19th century)
    View of the Last Great Conflagration in San Francisco and Fire in San Francisco. 1851.
  • Charles Quirot (American, active mid-19th century) and published by Sweeny & Baugh
    Interior View of Merchants Exchange, San Francisco, Cal.. 1852.
  • Charles R. Parsons (American, born England, 1844–1920), Nathaniel Currier (American, 1813–1888) and James Merritt Ives (American, 1824–1895)
    The City of San Francisco, Bird's Eye View from the Bay Looking South-West. 1878.
  • 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.
  • Circle of Hieronymus Bosch
    Christ Carrying the Cross. n.d.
  • Claude Gillot (French, 1673–1722)
    Scene of Sorcery. n.d.
  • Cooke & Le Count Co. (active 19th century), publisher
    Celebration of the 4th, July. 1852.
  • David Hollowell (American, born 1951)
    Mother and Child. 1989.
  • David Park (American, 1911–1960)
    Back of Nude. 1960.
  • Didier Robert de Vaugondy (French, 1723–1786)
    Carte Generale des Decouvertes de l'Amiral de Fonte. 1779.
  • Domenico Campagnola (Italian, 1500–1564)
    Presentation of the Virgin. n.d.
  • Domenico Quaglio the Younger (German, 1787–1837)
    The Neuthor, Ulm. 1815.

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