Capet, Marie-Gabrielle Self-Portrait

Mastery and Elegance: Two Centuries of French Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz

February 20 - April 18, 1999


The Horvitz Collection is the most comprehensive private collection of 17th- and 18th-century French master drawings. This exhibition, covering the period from the late Renaissance through Neo-Classicism, will include approximately 110 drawings by the most celebrated artists working in Paris, including Boucher, Fragonnard, Lorrain, Poussin and Watteau. Subjects range from landscapes and portraits to figure, genre and compositional studies. The drawings reflect the incredible diversity of styles that existed simultaneously and responded to changes in taste during the 17th and 18th centuries.

This exhibition complements Fit for a King: French Master Drawings from Toronto Collections.

Generously supported by the 

Volunteers of the Art Gallery of Ontario

This exhibition was organized and circulated by the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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