A Closer Look: Three Masters of Disegno

This section highlights the Museum’s rich holdings of drawings by three Italian painters—Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo—who were renowned as virtuoso draftsmen during their lifetimes. Each had fallen out of favor by the early twentieth century, when collectors like Dan Fellows Platt, Class of 1895, took advantage of their relative affordability and purchased large numbers of their drawings. Spanning three centuries and encompassing a variety of subjects and techniques, these selections provide a closer look at how these very different artists worked out their innovative ideas on paper.

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