Old Master Drawings from the Ringling Museum of Art
February 9 - May 4, 2008
Although better-known for its large-scale, European paintings, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art collection also includes a small, choice selection of Old Master drawings. Comprised of first-rate examples by recognized artists as well as masterpieces by lesser known figures, the Ringling drawings compliment, on an intimate scale, the strengths of the Museums’ paintings and reflect the significant accomplishments of our institution. The scope of the exhibition spans three centuries—late 15th century to the late-18th century—and contains approximately forty to fifty drawings. While by no means a chronological survey of styles and movements, the quality, scope of media, technique, and genre, conveys the enormous variety and invention of the Ringling’s works-on-paper.