Far and Away: Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection

June 28 through September 22, 2024

The drawings assembled by Clement C. (Chips) Moore constitute one of the preeminent collections of Dutch drawings in private hands. The collection also includes works by Flemish, French, Italian, British, and American artists, spanning the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The works have long been intended to join the Morgan’s collection, and this exhibition—timed to coincide with the Morgan’s centennial celebration in 2024—makes formal the promised gift. The exhibition will demonstrate the breadth of the Moore Collection through a selection of around seventy-five works, grouped thematically to highlight the principal themes of Dutch art, the various functions and techniques of Dutch drawings, and the connections between the Dutch and other European artistic traditions. Works by Hendrick Goltzius, Jacob de Gheyn, Jan Brueghel, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Peter Lely, Claude Lorrain, Thomas Gainsborough, and John Constable are among those featured in the selection.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, authored by an international team of specialists, which reveals the Moore Collection’s significance in enriching and extending the Morgan’s famed holdings of Dutch drawings.

Far and Away: Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection is organized by John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator, Department Head of Drawings and Prints, and Curatorial Chair, with the assistance of Sarah W. Mallory, Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator, Drawings and Prints.

Far and Away: Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection is supported by the Lucy Ricciardi Family Exhibition Fund and the Wolfgang Ratjen Stiftung, Liechtenstein. Additional support is provided by Diane A. Nixon, Karen B. Cohen, Robert Dance, Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard, and George S. Abrams, Esq. The exhibition is a program of the Morgan Drawing Institute.

Jan Siberechts (1627–1703), River Landscape with a View of Oxford in the Distance, ca. 1672-90. Pen and brown ink, watercolor, and opaque watercolor over black chalk. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, promised gift of Clement C. and Elizabeth W. Moore.


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