Drawings and Prints

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Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) (French [born Russia], 1892–1990). Black Pump with Silver-Fluted Heel and Beads for Delman's Shoes, New York, 1934. Gouache; sheet: 14 15/16 x 11 in. (37.9 x 28 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Martin Foundation Inc. Gift, 1967 (67.762.18). © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio, Erté, Lucian Freud, and Brice Marden

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The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery displays highlights of European and American prints, drawings, and illustrated books from the Museum's vast holdings of works on paper. Because of their sensitivity to light, these works cannot be on permanent exhibition; each installation remains on view for approximately thirteen weeks. The rotations of the gallery consist of diverse pieces—new acquisitions as well as works that might not find their way into a major exhibition. They are selected to show the breadth and quality of the Museum's holdings, ranging from the Renaissance to the present.

Highlights from this rotation include engravings by the Renaissance printmaker Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (Italian, ca. 1500/1505–1565); Italian and French ceiling designs; new acquisitions of designs for gold- and silversmith's work; recently acquired French drawings of the Neoclassical period; 1930s shoe designs by Erté (French [born Russia], 1892–1990) for Delman's Shoes, New York; prints and a drawing by Lucian Freud (British, 1922–2011); and a selection of prints by Brice Marden (American, born 1938).


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