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For nearly a century, the Morgan Library & Museum has played a leading role in the field of master drawings. All the major European schools are represented in the collection, with particular strengths in Italian, French, British, Dutch, Flemish, and German masters. The collection also includes drawings by American artists as well as a growing number of modern and contemporary works on paper. The Morgan’s collection is thus unusual in that it represents, in increasing depth, continuity as well as innovation throughout the entire history of drawing.
Drawings Online aims to provide the public and specialists with a digital library of over 12,000 images, representing works of art spanning the fifteenth through twenty-first centuries. Included are approximately 2,000 images of versos of drawings that contain rarely seen sketches or inscriptions by the artist. Debuting on 15 June 2014 with nearly 2,000 images, Drawings Online will provide comprehensive imaging of the Morgan’s drawing collection by the end of the year.
Drawings Online is generously underwritten by the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, with additional funding from the David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation.