Life Lines: Portrait Drawings from Dürer to Picasso at The Morgan Library & Museum, June 12 – September 8, 2015

Life Lines is aptly named as no medium quite captures a person or the connection between artist and sitter like drawing,” said Peggy Fogelman, acting director of the Morgan. “Whether a dashed-off sketch of family life by Rembrandt or a preparatory study for a famous marble bust by Bernini, each work in this revealing exhibition is a window into a personal world.” — The Morgan Library

Section I: Self Portraits

Ghezzi, Pier Leone, 1674-1755, Self-Portrait [drawing], 18th century, 1985.86

Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674-1755), Self- Portrait, ca. 1730, Pen and brown ink over traces of graphite on paper. Gift of János Scholz, 1985, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Vigee-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842, Self-Portrait [drawing], 18th century, 1 drawing, 1955.8

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842), Self-Portrait, ca. 1790, Graphite on blue writing paper, Purchased on the Fellows Fund, 1955, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954, Self-Portrait [drawing], 1945, Thaw Collection, EVT 116

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Self-Portrait, 1945, Graphite on paper, Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum. © 2015 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Section II: Family and Friends
1. Durer Artists Brother

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Portrait of the Artist’s Brother Endres, ca. 1518, Charcoal on paper, background heightened with white. Gift of Mrs. Alexander Perry Morgan in memory of Alexander Perry Morgan, 1973, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Two Studies of Saskia Asleep [drawing], ca. 1635-1637, I, 180

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669), Two Studies of Saskia Asleep, ca. 1635-37, Pen and brown ink and wash on paper. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Gandolfi, Gaetano, 1734-1802, Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter Marta [drawing], ca. 1778, 1986.45

Gaetano Gandolfi (1734-1802), Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter Marta, ca. 1776, Red and black chalk on paper, Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1986, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882, Portrait of Mrs. William Morris, nee Jane Burden [drawing], 1860, 1 drawing, 1961.3

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Portrait of Jane Morris (née Burden), 1860, Graphite on paper, Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925, Portrait of Paul-Cesar Helleu [drawing], [ca. 1882-85], 2005.5

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Portrait of Paul-César Helleu, ca. 1882- 85, Watercolor over graphite on paper, Gift of Rose Pitman Hughes and J. Lawrence Hughes in memory of Junius and Louise Morgan, 2005, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Section III: Formal Portraits

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680 Portrait of Sisinio Poli [drawing] 17th century, IV 174

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), Portrait of Sisinio Poli, 1638, Black, red, and white chalk on paper, Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825, Portrait of Martha Hess [drawing], late 1778 or early 1779,1 drawing, 1954.1

Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), Portrait of Martha Hess, 1778-79, Black chalk heightened with white on paper, Gift of Mrs. W. Murray Crane, 1954, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867, Portrait of Adolphe-Marcellin Defresne [drawing], 1825, Thaw Collection, EVT 222

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), Portrait of Adolphe-Marcellin Defresne, 1825, Graphite on paper, Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Joseph Ducreux, Portrait of a Gentleman, said to be Toussaint Louverture, 2012.23

Joseph Ducreux (1735-1802), Portrait of a Gentleman (Toussaint Louverture?), ca. 1802, Black, brown, and white chalk on paper, Estate of Mrs. Vincent Astor, 2012, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973, Portrait of Marie Derval [drawing], 1901, Thaw Collection, EVT 317

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Portrait of Marie Derval, 1901, Pen and brush and black ink over graphite on paper. Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Section IV: Portraits?

Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617, Young Man Holding a Skull and a Tulip [drawing], 1614, 1 drawing, III, 145

Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617), Young Man Holding a Skull and a Tulip, 1614, Pen and brown ink on paper. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797, Portrait of John Stavely [drawing], 18th century, 1 drawing, 1976.20

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Portrait of John Stavely, ca. 1775, Pen and black ink over graphite on paper, Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, Study of a Lady [drawing], 18th century, 1 drawing, III, 63b

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Study of a Lady, ca. 1785-90, Black and white chalk on paper, Purchase, 1943, The Morgan Library & Museum.

Installation Photo by Corrado Serra. Portrait Images courtesy The Morgan Library & Museum.