By Jacob Bean
The amassing of drawings used to be lengthy the province of artists themselves. The Florentine Vasari shaped one of many first tremendous and systematic collections of drawings, and his instance used to be via Rembrandt, Rubens, Lely, Reynolds, and Lawrence. nice eu museums—the Uffizi, the Louvre, the Berlin Museum, and the British Museum—have previous and significant collections of drawings. In the USA public curiosity in drawings is a reasonably fresh improvement our public collections have brief histories. That of the Metropolitan Museum is among the oldest within the nation, and this can be as a result foresight of Cornelius Vanderbilt.
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