Power and Grace: Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens

January 19 through April 29, 2018

Drawings played a crucial role in the artistic practice of the three giants of the Flemish Baroque, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), and Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678). This exhibition features the greatest works on paper by the artists in the Morgan's collection, as well as a few key loans from local collections. The show highlights the distinctive graphic styles of each artist and their influence on one another. The Morgan is particularly well-suited to tell this fascinating story as its holdings of Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens are unparalleled in the United States.

Power and Grace: Master Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens is sponsored by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the United States. Generous support is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Clement C. Moore II and the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

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Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Seated Male Youth, black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light gray paper. The Morgan Library & Museum.