Master Drawings: An event for the Ambulatory Art Lover

Editorial Staff Art

After the hoopla of Americana Week and the glitter of the Winter Show, the art connoisseurial scene in New York takes a decidedly soigné turn with the Master Drawings program. Now through February 2 on Manhattan’s Upper East side, thirty art galleries are presenting special exhibitions of works on paper, paintings, and sculpture that date from the fourteenth century to the present day. Among them, several international dealers—from as far afield as Madrid, Paris, and Vienna—have created pop-up galleries for the event. It’s the perfect program for the strolling aesthete.

Some highlights from this year’s edition of Master Drawings New York:

  • The Dying Gaul, an Italian seventeenth-century gilt bronze, presented by Tomasso Brothers of London at Carlton Hobbs, 60 East 93rd Street.

  • Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the Fiery Furnace, an 1863 watercolor by Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), presented by Mireille Mosler, Ltd, 35 East 67th Street, 4th Floor.

  • An untitled 1968 gouache on paper by Anton Rooskens (1906-1976), presented by Taylor-Graham, 32 East 67th Street, 3rd Floor.

  • Don de Majorité pour Georges David Picard, an 1886 crayon, ink in pen and wash, and gold background on paper by Xavier Mellery (1845-1921), presented by Thomas Deprez Fine Arts at Findlay Galleries, 724 5th Avenue, 7th Floor.

  • Lot and his Daughters, a red chalk drawing by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino (1591-1666), presented by Christopher Bishop Fine Art at Daniel Crouch Rare Books, 24 East 64th Street, 2nd Floor.

  • The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, viewed from the Bacino, a 1701 oil on canvas by Gaspar Van Wittel, called Vanvitelli (1652/3-1736), presented by Colnaghi & Artur Ramon Art, 38 East 70th Street.

  • La Forme Blanche, a 1939 gouache on black paper by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), presented by Stephen Ongpin Fine Art at Adam Williams Fine Art, 24 East 80th Street.

  • Trois Personnages, a 1965 collage and gouache on paper by Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), presented by David Tunick, Inc., 13 East 69th Street.

  • Venus in the Forge of Vulcan, an undated drawing by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804), presented by W.M. Brady & Co. at Richard L. Feigen & Co., 16 East 77th Street.