Walters Art Museum Exhibition of New Drawing Acquisitions Opens April 17

Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection – April 17–July 3, 2010

This exhibition will celebrate the remarkable expansion of the Walters’ drawings collection resulting from recent gifts. In 2009, the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation presented to the museum 22 works on paper by a number of 19th-century French artists.

Henry Somm, The Third-Class Carriage
pen and ink on beige paper, gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009 (37.2799)

McCrindle was a distinguished collector and philanthropist who founded the Transatlantic Review where he published such authors as W. H. Auden, Jean Cocteau, John Updike and Iris Murdoch. His interests in art ranged from Old Master paintings to 19th-century and early 20th-century drawings. The Walters is among 30 institutions to benefit from his generous foresight. Drawings from the McCrindle collection, by such artists as Delacroix, Meissonier, Doré and Gérôme, will be exhibited along with several other recent donations.

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Baltimore, MD 21201

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