24th Oct 2019 - 27th Nov 2019
26 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AL, UK
Our London exhibition "From Michelangelo to Matisse: Five Centuries of Master Drawings and Works on Paper" showcases a fine selection of over 70 Master drawings from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Running until 28 November, the show accompanies the launch of the Colnaghi Foundation’s Practice of Drawing microsite, a free online platform for the study of Western drawings supported by The Tavolozza Foundation, the Charles Douglas Home Memorial Trust and Colnaghi.

Colnaghi’s history is inextricably linked with works on paper, with some of the most prestigious drawings to have been on the market passing through the firm’s hands. This exhibition celebrates the firm´s legacy, displaying important drawings from the last five centuries in juxtapositions which will reveal a continuity of practice throughout time, as well as giving vivid insights into the differing functions and techniques of drawing and the vital role that it played in the creation of art.


Giovanni Battista Tiepolo A Sheet of Studies of Three Heads of Satyrs and the Head of Bacchus
Santi di Tito A Standing Male Nude
Francesco Paolo Michetti A Young Shepherd Boy Playing a Pipe
After Michelangelo Archers Shooting at a Herm , c. 1540
Edgar Degas Danseuse Assise
Henry Matisse Femme au chapeau, 1936
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones Head of May Morris
Pier Francesco Mola Landscape with Erminia Writing the Name of Tancred on a Tree
Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl Portrait of the Artist’s Wife
Jean Martial-Frédou Portrait of Valery Barisaea, at the age of 29, 1790, 1790
Dame Laura Knight, RA, RWS Study of a young woman
Arthur Melville The Fête of the Dosseh, Cairo, 1889
Girolamo Francesco Mazzola, called il Parmigianino Three studies of a nude female figure
Alessandro Casolani Two Studies of a Winged Putto
Giuseppe De Nittis Woman Walking on the Quai