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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  • Ferdinand Fellner (German, 1799–1859)
    Hagen and the Danube Nymphs. n.d.
  • Fessenden Nott Otis (American, 1825–1900) and C. Parsons
    City of San Francisco from Rincon Point. 1855.
  • Fra Bartolommeo (Italian, 1472–1517)
    Angel Playing a Lute. n.d.
  • Frances Flora Bond Palmer (American, born England, 1812–1876) and James Merritt Ives (American, 1824–1895)
    Across the Continent. 1868.
  • Frances Flora Bond Palmer (American, born England, 1812–1876) and James Merritt Ives (American, 1824–1895)
    Across the Continent. 1868.
  • Francesco Primaticcio (Italian, 1504–1570)
    Story of Arethusa. n.d.
  • Francis Ficke (American, active 20th century) and published by O.W. Co.
    Destruction of San Francisco by Earthquake and Fire, April 18th, 1906. 1906.
  • Francis Ficke (American, active 20th century) published by O.W. Co.
    Destruction of San Francisco by Earthquake and Fire, April 18th, 1906. 1906.
  • Francis Michelin (American, active 19th century) and published by Marvin & Hitchcock
    City of San Francisco, Cal.. 1852.
  • Francis Samuel Marryat (English, 1826–1855)
    Blay Place, San Francisco. 1850.
  • Francis Samuel Marryat (English, 1826–1855) and John Brandard (English, 1812–1862)
    Mountains and Molehills or Recollections of a Burnt Journal. circa 1855.
  • François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)
    The Birth of Venus. n.d.
  • François Guérin (French, active 1751–1791)
    Portrait of Mme de Pompadour and her daughter Alexandrine. n.d.
  • Frank Leslie (American, born England, 1821–1880)
    California Pony Express article and illustration from Frank Leslie's Monthly. 1862.
  • Franz Schüz (German, 1751–1781)
    View of the Münster Valley. 1780.
  • Franz Xaver Rektorzik (Czech, 1793–1851)
    Landscape with a Cliff. n.d.
  • Frederick Bloemaert (circa 1565–1651)
    Landscape with Tree Trunks and a Shepherd Resting. n.d.
  • Frederick Hess (American, born German, active 19th century), publisher
    San Francisco —California. 1874.
  • Frederik de Wit (Dutch, 1630–1706)
    Nova Totius Americae. 1660.
  • Frederik de Wit (Dutch, 1630–1706) and published by R & I Ottens (Dutch, active 18th century)
    Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California/De Groote Zuyd-Zee en't Eylandt California. circa 1715.

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