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An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection Correggio to Tiepolo

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 268
  • Illustrations: 244 (82 in full color)
  • Binding: Clothbound, with jacket
  • Dimensions: 9'' x 11''
  • Format: Hardcover
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  • ISBN: 9780300155242



By Linda Wolk-Simon and Carmen C. Bambach; with contributions from Stijn Alsteens, George R. Goldner, Perrin Stein, and Mary Vaccaro

This handsome volume presents selections from one of America's preeminent private collections of Old Master drawings, assembled over the last quarter century by David M. and Julie Tobey. Dating from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, 72 drawingsseveral previously unpublishedare featured. The diverse array of holdings consists principally of works by Italian masters but also by artists whose careers brought them south of the Alps, among them such brilliant draftsmen as Correggio, Giulio Romano, Parmigianino, Salvator Rosa, Poussin, Bernini, Canaletto, Tiepolo, and their contemporaries.

Impressive in their variety, the drawings include figure and composition studies, landscapes, portraits, botanical drawings, motifs inspired by classical antiquity, and designs for painted compositions. Among the highlights are a splendid study of the head of Julius Caesar by Andrea del Sarto, a lively sheet of sketches by Perino del Vaga, a stunningly naturalistic study of a nude boy by Ludovico Carracci, a poetic Guercino landscape, charming topographical views by Luca Carlevarijs, Canaletto, and Bernardo Bellotto, a rare composition drawing by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and a richly pictorial allegory by Giovanni David, to name just a few of the superlative examples in this carefully formed collection.

This catalogue includes lengthy entries on each drawing and illuminating biographies of the artists. Every drawing in the Tobey Collection is reproduced in color and accompanied by numerous comparative illustrations.

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