The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark

The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark

The Impressionist Line

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Edited by Jay A. Clarke
With essays by Mary Weaver Chapin, Jay A. Clarke, Anne Higonnet, Richard Kendall, and Alastair Wright

$45.00 Softcover

This book offers a new look at works on paper by notable French artists represented in the collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Color reproductions of fifty-eight works—ranging from chalk drawings by Charles Fran├žois Daubigny and Edgar Degas to woodcuts by Paul Gauguin and lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec—accompany important reconsiderations of well-known works and print series. Essays by five prominent scholars consider the political, social, cultural, and market conditions that governed and motivated printmaking and drawing and examine how key artists contributed to the development of the graphic arts in 19th-century France. The volume concludes with a complete checklist of works included in the accompanying exhibition.

Jay A. Clarke is Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Mary Weaver Chapin is curator of graphic arts at the Portland Art Museum. Anne Higonnet is professor of art history at Barnard College. Richard Kendall is curator-at-large for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Alastair Wright is university lecturer in history of art and tutorial fellow at St. John’s College, University of Oxford.

160 pages, 9 1/2 x 10 1/2
80 color illustrations
2013
Published by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and distributed by Yale University Press

ISBN 978-0-300-19193-6 (softcover)