About 90 works have been assembled from more than 30 collections in Europe and North America for "The Drawings of Anthony van Dyck," an exhibition at the Pierpont Morgan Library through April 21.
Many of the works are from the Morgan Library's own holdings, the largest collection of van Dyck drawings in America. Among the lenders are the British Museum and the Louvre.The selections in the show represent the artist's full range - narrative works, portraits and landscapes. About a third of the exhibition is devoted to his work as portraitist, in his native Antwerp, in Italy and at the English court.
On show concurrently with the van Dycks is a further selection of drawings, "Seventeenth-Century Flemish Drawings from the Morgan Library," which includes works by Rubens. There is also a free 30-minute recorded slide lecture on the exhibition daily around midday.
The exhibition has been organized by the Morgan Library in association with the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, where it will be on view June 1-Aug. 11.