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PRIVATE TREASURES: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings

At the Morgan Library & Museum

By Glenn Loney

 

 

The Morgan Library & Museum
29 E. 36th St.
212-685-0610

Closing April 8, 2007

Francois-Andre Vincent (French, 1746-1816). The Drawing Lesson.,1777

Just in case any Art-Thieves who may be reading this column are planning to plunder the premises of the obviously fabulously wealthy owners of the wonderful works now on view at the Morgan, from ''a private collection,'' nowhere are the Titular-Owners' names mentioned.

If the 90 works on display are any measure, in its entirety this must be a most remarkable collection. And its Collectors are surely extremely knowledgeable & sophisticated. Or they have been brilliantly-advised by a Modern-Day Duveen?

Over the four-centuries, the images range from Bronzino's Dead Christ, on to Lorrain's Landscape at Sunset, Watteau's Man Playing the Guitar, Robert's Temple of Athena at Paestum, Gainsborough's Wooded Landscape with Stream, Friedrich's Moonlit Landscape, Ingres' Madeleine Ingres with the Artist, onward to Degas, Menzel, Burne-Jones, Redon, and even K├Ąthe Kollwitz!

Lots of remarkable Italian & French Masters on view!