Raphael to Renoir
Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna
January 21–April 26, 2009
This is the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the European Old Master and nineteenth-century drawings from the distinguished collection of Mr. Jean Bonna in Geneva, Switzerland. Many of the 120 drawings on display are masterpieces, ranging through five hundred years of art history, from the Renaissance to 1900, and representing a diversity of artistic schools in Italy, Northern Europe, France, and Great Britain, among other regions. The selection includes works by famous artists—such as Carpaccio, Raphael, Andrea del Sarto, Parmigianino, Canaletto, Rembrandt, Claude Lorrain, Watteau, Chardin, Boucher, Fragonard, Goya, Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix, Manet, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Seurat—as well as superb and poignant drawings by others less well known.
Left: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Verso: Houses in the Countryside in the Snow, 1890. Conté crayon and stumping; 9 1/4 x 12 5/16 in. (23.5 x 31.3 cm). Collection of Jean Bonna, Geneva