Georges Seurat
Le Cheval Noir

Black conte crayon on laid paper
The Morgan Library & Museum
Thaw Collection, 2011.29

Drawn to Greatness

Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection

February 3–April 22, 2018

This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world’s finest private collections. The Clark’s Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper is named in honor of the noted art dealer, collector, scholar, and author. A lifetime trustee of the Morgan, Mr. Thaw has donated his entire collection of drawings to that institution. Drawn to Greatness focuses on pivotal artists and key moments in the history of draftsmanship. Works by major masters from the Renaissance to the modern era will be on view, including Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Watteau, Fragonard, Goya, Ingres, Turner, Daumier, Redon, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock.