From the museum website, 23 February 2009
From one of the largest and most valuable collections of graphic art in the world, this exhibition tells the unfolding story of the art of drawing in Europe across three centuries, from the Italian High Renaissance through the Dutch Golden Age to the French Rococo. It features works by major artists including Raphael, Fra Bartolommeo, Dürer, the Carracci, Rubens, Goltzius, Boucher and Fragonard.
This exhibition is devised as a series of chronologically arranged chapters dealing with the most significant periods and styles while emphasising strong regional particularities. Together, these chapters form a compelling historical sweep and showcase the development of the European drawing tradition.
Art Gallery NSW President’s Council (principal sponsor)
JC Decaux (supporting sponsor)