Exhibition ARCHIVE



14 June - 9 September 2012



Detail of Study of a Flying Angel by Pinturicchio (Bernadino di Betto) Detail of Helena Fourment by Peter Paul Rubens Details of Forest of Radnor, with the Black Mountains in the Distance by Francis Towne


"There are few art forms more vital, more revealing, more miraculous, than drawing...Here are artists at their most creative, inventive and unguarded...This is human magic"

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"The quality is relentless in this 60-strong showcase of works"

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"So full of treasures I can scarcely even list them...Superlatives fail: see this show."

The Spectator


Discover great masterpieces from The Courtauld's collection of drawings.


Spanning over 500 years, the exhibition includes rarely seen drawings by Dürer, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo as well as masterpieces by Rembrandt, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Matisse. 


This exhibition celebrates the art of drawing and offers a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the very greatest works from the Courtauld's collection.


arrow Find out what special events are planned for this exhibition

arrow Visit the gallery blog to find out more about the making of the exhibition.

arrow Watch an introduction to the exhibition by the curator, Dr Stephanie Buck


arrow Standard admission fees apply.

arrow Download the press release to find out more about the exhibition


This exhibition has now closed.


arrow You can also see Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery at The Frick Collection (2 October 2012 - 27 January 2013)


This exhibition is organised by The Courtauld Gallery, London and The Frick Collection, New York.


Exhibition Supporters:

International Music and Art Foundation

Friends of The Courtauld

The Tavolozza Foundation

The Doris Pacey Charitable Foundation