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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  • Remigio Cantagallina (Italian, circa 1582–1656)
    View in a Tuscan Hill Town. n.d.
  • Rick Bartow (Wiyot, Mad River Band, 1946–2016)
    Fire III (Rain of Fire Coming, Last One Standing). 2004.
  • Sassoferrato (Italian, 1609–1685)
    Holy Family. n.d.
  • Simone Cantarini (Italian, 1612–1648)
    Holy Family and Figure Studies. n.d.
  • Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812–1867)
    Sous Bois. n.d.
  • Thomas Couture (French, 1815–1879)
    Portrait of Mme. Sabatier. n.d..
  • Unknown printer
    Sacramento, Early in 1849 - Front, Between I and J Streets and View of San Francisco. n.d.
  • Unknown printer, published by Harper Brothers
    The City of San Francisco, California [From Second St. Above Folsom]. 1857.
  • Vittore Carpaccio (Italian, circa 1460–1465 – circa 1525–26)
    Pope Alexander III Presenting a Ceremonial Umbrella.... n.d.
  • Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975)
    Torn Poster on Brick Wall Advertising "J.C. Lincoln's Sunny South Minstrels," Alabama. 1936.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Lunch, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Banana Splits, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Cherry Stand, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Bacon and Eggs, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Double Deckers, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Lunch Counter, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Dispensers, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Gum Machine, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Lemon Meringue, from Delights series. 1964.
  • Wayne Thiebaud
    Suckers, from Delights series. 1964.

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