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French art from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries forms one of the strongest areas of our holdings. In addition to the paintings and sculpture that are normally on view in our galleries, the Department of Graphic Arts is blessed with an impressive array of watercolors and drawings by most of the figures that gave such prominence to the period. Yet the breadth and quality of this collection has only been suggested by those few drawings by Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and van Gogh that are exhibited with some regularity. We have long felt the need to systematically research, publish and exhibit a larger group of these sheets, thus sharing with our several publics one of the true treasures of this Museum.
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
exhibitions; French; Watercolors; Drawings; Degas; Toulouse-Lautrec; van Gogh; nineteenth century; twentieth century
Champa, Kermit S., "Selection V: French watercolors and drawings from the museum's collection, ca. 1800-1910" (1975). Books. 8.