Drawings department
Léon Detroy - Portrait of a young girl from Capri, in profile

Colnaghi’s works on paper department is a partnership between Colnaghi and Elliott Fine Art. Known as Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings, this collaboration combines Colnaghi’s venerable tradition of handling the most art historically significant works on paper with Elliott Fine Art’s interest in bringing to the fore important works by lesser-known figures. Colnaghi Elliott will undertake multiple exhibitions a year, showing significant works by diverse artists from across the centuries.

Founded in 1760, Colnaghi’s pre-eminent status in the field of Old Master and 19th-century drawings has long been established, selling works by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, as well as many other major names. Celebrated during the James Byam Shaw era in the 20th century as a gallery straddling the worlds of scholarship, connoisseurship and commerce, this great tradition both continues and is reinvigorated through this new partnership.