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Where the Artist's Hand Meets the Author's Pen: Drawings from the Artine Artinian Collection

January 19, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Artine Artinian, Bowdoin Class of 1931, a renowned scholar of nineteenth-century French literature, donated to Bowdoin College a vast collection of drawings, including portraits, caricatures, and original designs for book illustrations. Highlights of these gifts provide an introduction to the visual culture of France during the Belle Époque.

Introduction

Artine Artinian, Bowdoin Class of 1931, a renowned scholar of nineteenth-century French literature, donated to Bowdoin College a vast collection of drawings, including portraits, caricatures, and original designs for book illustrations. While this collection features works by and of famous French artists and authors, it is also remarkable for its inclusion of lesser-known figures from nineteenth-century France. Highlights of these gifts provide an introduction to the visual culture of France during the Belle Époque. Curated by Daniel Rechtschaffen, Bowdoin Class of 2018.

Works in the Exhibition

"Portrait of a Man," 1870, charcoal and white highlights by Gustave Courbet, French, 1819–1877.

"Portrait of a Man," 1870, charcoal and white highlights by Gustave Courbet, French, 1819–1877.

Visiting the Exhibition

January 19, 2018 - March 11, 2018

    Becker Gallery