barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


What is an Old Master Drawing?

LUNCHTIME LECTURE

Old Master drawings are the prized possessions of innumerable museums and art collections – testimony to the immense enthusiasm of British collectors. Dr David Hemsoll, of the University’s Art History, Curating and Visual Studies Department, considers why these drawings were originally produced, and why they are so valued today.

Jan van Goyen (1596-1656)

A Village Scene

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

Zaphyrus and Flora

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Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693)

Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

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ascribed to Pietro Antonio Novelli (1729-1804)

A Music Party

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