Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Seated Male Youth, black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light gray paper. The Morgan Library & Museum.
Drawings played a crucial role in the artistic practice of the three giants of the Flemish Baroque, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), and Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678). This exhibition features the greatest works on paper by the artists in the Morgan's collection, as well as a few key loans from local collections.
The show highlights the distinctive graphic styles of each artist and their influence on one another. The Morgan is particularly well-suited to tell this fascinating story as its holdings of Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens are unparalleled in the United States.
Power and Grace: Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens is made possible with generous support from The General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA, Mr. and Mrs. Clement C. Moore II, and the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust