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Drawn to Illustration
June 30, 2009 - August 30, 2009
John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery
"Hector Chiding Paris" by John Flaxman, British, 1755-1650, 1792-1793, pen and grey ink, brush and black ink over graphite, Museum Purchase, Classical Fund, 1918.1

Featured are an array of works from the Museum’s permanent collection and the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, including examples by artists little-known for their illustrations.  Some images divulge their literary inspiration, while others assert more pictorial autonomy.  Artists represented include William Blake, Henri Matisse, and Rockwell Kent, among others.  

"Lucifer" by Cornelis Galle I, Flemish, 1576-1650, engraving on paper, Gift of David P. Becker, Bowdoin Class of 1970, 1986.25.3