From Creation to Collection: Making and Marketing Drawings in 19th-Century France

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EST
Friday, March 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EST
Detailed schedule below

In anticipation of a major exhibition and publication focused on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s holdings of 19th-century French drawings in spring 2022, scholars from across the globe present new research related to the materials, function, and collecting of drawings during this period.

Free; ticket required.


Thursday, March 11, 2021

2:00–2:10 p.m.

  • William Griswold, Director

The Materials and Techniques of 19th-Century French Drawings I
2:10–3:30 p.m.

  • “‘Drawing without a Master’: Visual Memory Training and the Politics of Skilled Labor in 19th-Century France”
    Shana Cooperstein, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Art and Design, Community College of Philadelphia
  • “Learning to Draw Landscape”
    Patricia Mainardi, Professor Emeritus, Doctoral Program in Art History, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • “Delacroix’s Drawings for Prints on Tracing Paper and Wood”
    Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • “Degas’s Alchemy”
    Michelle Foa, Associate Professor of European Art, Tulane University

The Materials and Techniques of 19th-Century French Drawings II
3:30–5:00 p.m.

  • “Unintended Outcomes: Recognizing Change in Late 19th-Century Drawings”
    Harriet Stratis, Independent Research Conservator
  • “Material as Meaning: Time and Technique in Cézanne’s Drawings”
    Samantha Friedman, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, and Laura Neufeld, Associate Paper Conservator, The David Booth Conservation Department, The Museum of Modern Art
  • “Negotiating Privacy and the Art Market: Thinking about the Public Exposure of Toulouse-Lautrec’s Private Drawings”
    Alexandra Courtois de Viçose, Visiting Professor of Art History, Kenyon College
  • “Symbolist Drawing: The Lure of the Particulate” 
    Jay A. Clarke, Rothman Family Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago

Friday, March 12, 2021

2:00–2:10 p.m.

  • Heather Lemonedes Brown, Virginia N. and Randall J. Barbato Deputy Director and Chief Curator
  • Britany Salsbury, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

Collecting 19th-Century French Drawings: Exhibitions, Institutions, and the Market
2:10–3:30 p.m.

  • “The First Retrospective Exhibition of the Drawings of J.-A.-D. Ingres (1861)”
    Andrew Carrington Shelton, Professor of History of Art, The Ohio State University
  • “Private Lines: Collecting and Displaying Studio Drawings in the École des Beaux-Arts in the 19th Century”
    Anne-Cécile Moheng, Curatorial Fellow, Drawings Collection, Beaux-Arts de Paris
  • “Private Collecting for Public Institutions: 19th-Century French Drawings in Early 20th-Century Cleveland”
    Britany Salsbury, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • “The Elusive Mr. Richard Owen: A Dealer’s Rise and Fall from Grace in the American Art Market”
    Danielle Hampton Cullen, Research Assistant, European Paintings Department, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

3:30–4:00 p.m.

Made possible through The Paper Project initiative of the Getty Foundation and by the Wolfgang Ratjen Foundation