The Essence of Line: French Drawing from Ingres to Degas

June 10 – September 17, 2006

For the first time, the renowned collections of nineteenth-century French drawings from the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum combine for this special exhibition. The Essence of Line features more than 100 rarely-shown drawings and watercolors by some of the most influential French artists of the nineteenth-century, including Eugene Delacroix, Honoré Daumier, Paul Cézanne, and Edgar Degas. From revealing preparatory sketches to beautiful finished watercolors, these works illuminate the range of French art over the course of a century of innovation.