Wallace Collection Presents French Drawings from Poussin to Seurat


LONDON.- An outstanding collection of French drawings, which includes works by Poussin, Boucher, Ingres, Corot, Pissarro and Seurat; important works by lesser-known masters – Jeaurat, Lancrenon, Hesse and Dulac – and artist-writers Eugène Fromentin and George Sand, is at the Wallace Collection from 23 September. Over the last thirty years the National Gallery of Scotland has carefully and deliberately strengthened its holdings of French drawings to rival its holdings of French paintings. This quiet but ongoing acquisitions programme began when many of the artists were considered unfashionable. As a result the National Gallery of Scotland was able to acquire works for what would now be considered bargain prices. Additionally very few UK national institutions have