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Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 12:53

David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France:
Drawings from the Louvre

Charles Dickens at 200

Also on view: Ingres at the Morgan

David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre
September 23—December 31, 2011

This unprecedented exhibition features eighty of the Musée du Louvre's finest drawings—rarely allowed to travel—by artists working in France from the onset of the Revolution in 1789 through the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852.

This exhibition is made possible by a major gift from Karen H. Bechtel.

Generous support is provided by the Alex Gordon Fund for Exhibitions, the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., Karen B. Cohen, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Grand Marnier Foundation, with additional assistance from Patrick and Elizabeth Gerschel.

The exhibition catalogue is generously underwritten by the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation.

The Morgan acknowledges the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and the support of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Charles Dickens at 200
September 23, 2011—February 12, 2012

The Morgan celebrates the bicentennial of Charles Dickens's birth in 1812 with an exhibition that captures the art and life of a man whose literary and cultural legacy ranks among the giants of literature. Sweeping in scope, Charles Dickens at 200 includes manuscripts of the great writer's novels and stories, letters, books, photographs, original illustrations, and caricatures.

This exhibition is generously underwritten by Fay and Geoffrey Elliott.

Ingres at the Morgan
September 9—November 27, 2011

This exhibition presents seventeen exceptional drawings and three letters by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), one of the greatest draftsman and portraitists in French history. Spanning the artist's career—from his days as a young student in Toulouse, to his tenure as a pensionnaire at the French Academy in Rome, to the 1850s when he ran one of the preeminent studios in Paris—Ingres at the Morgan reveals the freshness and originality Ingres brought to the classical style.

This exhibition is made possible by the Rita Marcus Fund.

The Morgan exhibition program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Image credits:

Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863), Study for The Death of Sardanapalus (detail), pen and brown ink and brown wash, Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY, Photo: Franck Raux

Alfred Bryan (1852–1899), Caricature of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray (detail), undated, charcoal and colored chalks, on blue paper, mounted on cardboard, Gift of Miss Caroline Newton, 1974; 1974.7. Photography by Graham S. Haber.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867), Odalisque and Slave (detail), 1839, graphite, black and white chalk, white gouache, gray and brown wash. Signed, inscribed, and dated at lower left, J. Ingres / Rom. 1839. Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum. Photography by Graham S. Haber.

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