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Drawings

Given Katrin Bellinger’s keen interest in drawings, it is perhaps not surprising that this is one of the strengths of the collection. To date, there are some 350 sheets, the earliest of which is a French manuscript illumination of around 1500, and among the most recent, a studio view of 2007 by British artist, Catherine Goodman.

The Old Masters are well represented in the collection and highlights include drawings by Guercino, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo, Hubert Robert, Antoine Watteau, Ingres and Allaert van Everdingen. Noteworthy is the group of 19th-century drawings by artists such as Georges Seurat, James Ensor and Paul Matthey, among others. The collection extends into the 20th century with artists such as Egon Schiele, Max Liebermann, William Orpen and Horst Janssen.

Max Liebermann, Berlin 1847–1935

Self-Portrait with Straw Hat and Sketch Pad, c. 1924

Watercolour, 309 x 244 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2010-029

Horst Janssen, Hamburg 1929–1999 Hamburg

Self-Portrait, Poster Design for Galerie Kornfeld, 1971

Black and coloured chalks, 560 x 332 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2012-016

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Montauban 1780–1867 Paris

Portrait of Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher-Desnoyers, 1825

Graphite on vellum, 358 x 278 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 1995-038

Paul Mathey, Paris 1844–1929 Paris

Félicien Rops at the Press, 1888

Pencil and pen in brown ink, with white gouache, 315 x 228 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 1992-019

See also in the collection the final painting.

Egon Schiele, Tulin 1890–1918 Vienna

Office at the Mühling Prisoner-of-War Camp (Schreibstube im Kriegsgefangenenlager Mühling), 1916

Black and red crayon, 461 x 292 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2013-031

Georges Seurat, Paris 1859–1891 Paris

Le Peintre à la palette (recto); Buste d'homme (verso), c. 1881

Black conté crayon, 175 x 110 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2010-028

Ermenegildo Antonio Donadini, Spolarto 1847–1936 Radebeul

Artist's Studio, Munich, 1877

Pencil, 348 x 417mm Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2010-011

Hubert Robert, Paris 1733 - 1808 Paris

Roman Studio of the Antiquities Restorer, Bartolomeo Cavaceppi, 1765

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Paintings

There are over 120 paintings in the collection, mostly dating to the 19th century, when depictions of artists working in their studios became a popular genre. The French school is especially strong with works by Honoré Daumier, François Bonvin, Paul Mathey, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, Emile Friant and Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier. The subject appears more rarely in Old Master paintings, though the collection has fine examples by David Teniers the Younger, Anthony Van Dyck and Frans Francken the Younger.

Honoré Victorin Daumier, Marseille 1808–1879 Valmondois

L'Aquafortiste

Oil on canvas, 135 x 180 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 1993-003

Frans Francken II, Antwerp 1581–1642

A Painter at his Easel

Oil on copper, 280 x 240 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 1998-039

Emile Friant, Dieuze 1863–1932 Paris

Victor Preuvé (1858-1943) in His Studio, 'Le Coin Favori', 1883

Oil on panel, 547 x 455 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2000-024

Paul Mathey, Paris 1844–1929 Paris

Félicien Rops in His Studio

Oil on canvas, 650 x 500 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 1998-003

Patrus van Schendel, Terhijden 1806–1870 Brussels

Artist in His Studio

Oil on wood, 436 x 605 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2007-008

Anthony van Dyck, Antwerp 1599–1641 London

Portrait of Karel van Mallery (1571-1645)

Oil on board, 230 x 178 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 1998-010

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Prints

The print collection has grown steadily in recent years and has now reached close to 300 works. It features iconic examples in excellent impressions such as Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait Drawing at a Window and Rembrandt and Saskia, as well as works by lesser-known hands such as the German printmakers, Johann Jakob Haid, Johann Adam Klein and Georg Friedrich Schmidt. Also included are important artists’ manuals by Odoardo Fialetti and Abraham Bloemaert. The holdings of modern and contemporary prints continue to grow and features Rembrandt’s Kunstcaemer by the Parisian printmaker, Érik Desmazières.

Georg Friedrich Schmidt, Berlin 1712–1775 Berlin

Self-Portrait with Spider in the Window, 1758

Etching, 247 x 192 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2011-010

Enea Vico, Parma 1523–1567 Ferrara

The Academy of Baccio Bandinelli, c. 1545/50

Engraving, 309 x 483 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 1998-039

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam

Rembrandt and Saskia, 1636

Etching, 105 x 93 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2013-002

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam

Self-Portrait Drawing at a Window, 1648

Etching with drypoint and engraving, 159 x 130 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2012-003

Érik Desmazières, Rabat 1948–

Rembrandt's Kunstcaemer, 2007

Etching with roulette and aquatint, 417 x 566 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2012-025

Abraham Bloemaert, Gorinchem 1566–1651 Utrecht

Oorspronkelijk en vermaard konstrijk tekenboek van Abraham Bloemaert ... Amsterdam, Reiner and Jozua Ottens, 1740

Engraving in printed book, 380 x 300 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 1995-071

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Photographs

With over 300 examples, the photographic holdings have increased steadily. The corpus of 19th-century artists’ studio views is particularly significant, and now includes a large group by photographers Edmond Bénard and Paul Marsan (Dornac). A noteworthy series of portraits by J. P. Mayall showing Academicians of the Royal Academy in their studios was used to illustrate F. G. Stephens’ Artists at Home (1884). Portraits of Lucian Freud and his contemporaries by David Dawson and Bruce Bernard are among the modern and contemporary works in the collection.

David Dawson, Pwllheli 1960–

Lucian Freud, Shaving from Lucian Freud: Studio Life

C-type photographic print, 553 x 743 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2012-008

Anonymous, 20th c.

Max Liebermann Painting His Self-Portrait in His Studio, Pariser Platz, Berlin

Gelatin silver print, 130 x 178 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2006-023

Bern Schwartz, New York City 1914–1978 La Jolla

Portrait of David Hockney, 1977

Printed from a digital scan of original negative Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2008-024

Joseph Parkin Mayall, British, 1839-1906

Portrait of Frederic, Baron Leighton of Stretton, R.A., ca.1884

Albumen print, 179 x 217 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2000-041

Paul Marsan, 1858–1941

The Painter and Engraver, Félix Bracquemond, 1904

Vintage citrate print, 108 x 170 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2013-009

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Sculpture

Sculptural depictions of artists at work are relatively rare and there are only a handful of examples – just over 20 – in the collection. Highlights include the Hands of the Painter, Meissonier in cast bronze by Vincenzo Gemito and Denys Puech’s Portrait of Léon Bonnat. Although not strictly showing an artist working, the collection includes several portrait medals, among them Caspar Berger’s provocative Vera Icon/Self-Portrait of 2010 in 18k gold. One of the great rarities of the collection is a female mannequin made in Southern Germany around 1550.

Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Montauban 1861–1929 Le Vésinet

The Young Sculptor, c. 1908

Bronze, 28 cm (h) Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2014-046

Vincenzo Gemito, Naples 1852–1929 Naples

The Hands of Jean-Louis Ernest Meisonnier, 1879

Bronze, 200 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2000-007

Anonymous, Southern German School

Female Mannequin, c. 1550

Boxwood, 450 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2011-027

Denys Pierre Puech, Gavernac 1854–1942 Paris

Portrait of Léon Bonnat, Full-Length, Holding a Palette, 1903

Plaster of Paris, 525 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2008-008

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Recent Acquisitions

The 18th-c. French holdings was enriched this year by the acquisition of The Inspiration of the Artist by Jean-Honoré Fragonard and a rare portrait of the artist in his maturity (1797) by Jacques Antoine Marie Lemoine (both currently on view in the Fragonard exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). An amusing example of one of Hubert Robert’s favourite themes – the draftsman copying the Antique – is represented in a vibrant and fresh watercolour that served as a frontispiece to an album of drawings dedicated to Elisabeth Demidoff, the niece of Robert’s illustrious patron, Count Alexandre Stroganoff. Among the recently acquired works by Italian Old Masters are portraits. They include Pierfrancesco Mola’s coloured chalk drawing, Self-Portrait Wearing a Beret, showing the prosperous and well-nourished artist in his mature years, before his fortune turned for the worse.

A significant addition to the 19th-century holdings is the large and imposing Self-Portrait pastel by French artist, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. The collection of works of female artists continues to grow with the purchase of Portrait of a Lady (1812) by the Swiss artist, Pierre Louis Bouvier. The newly acquired drypoint of Charles Gouenette by his brother, Norbette, complements works by the artist already in the collection. German artist Angilbert Göbel shows his compatriot Christian Siedentopf engraving and smoking in the etching of 1843, a fine addition to the collection’s representations of printmakers at work.

Newly acquired photographs include a group of artists in their studios by Edmond Bénard, a portrait of Matisse drawing in his bedroom in Venice (1944) by Henri Cartier-Bresson and a striking portrait of Cecil Beaton as Cecil Graham acting in the play of Lady Windermere’s Fan first show at the Haymarket Theatre (c. 1940-50). With the purchase of Ugo Mulas’s, Jim Dine, New York (1964-65), the collection continues to extend into the latter half of the 20th century.

Jean Honoré Fragonard, Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris

THE INSPIRATION OF THE ARTIST

Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk within pen and brown ink framing lines, 230 x 349 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-025

Jacques Antoine Marie Lemoine, Rouen 1751 - 1824 Paris

PORTRAIT OF JEAN HONORÉ FRAGONARD, 1797

Black chalk, stomp and highlights in white chalk on beige paper, 320 x 225 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-016

Hubert Robert, Paris 1733 - 1808 Paris

DEUX DESSINATEURS AU MILIEAU DE FRAGMENTS ANTIQUES, DEVANT LE PANTHÉON DE PARIS, 1804

Pen and grey ink with watercolour over underdrawing in pencil, 130 x 200 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-006

Pierfrancesco Molà, Coldrerio 1612 - 1666 Rome

SELF-PORTRAIT, BUST-LENGTH, WEARING A BERET AND TURNED TO THE RIGHT

Black and red chalk. Yellow, red, blue and mauve, brown and white pastels on light brown paper, 315 x 246 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-026

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Lyon 1824 - Paris 1898

SELF-PORTRAIT HOLDING A PALETTE, c. 1883-87

Pastel on linen canvas, 653 x 500 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-015

Pierre Louis Bouvier, Geneva 1766 - 1836 Geneva

PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HALF-LENGTH, HOLDING AN ARTIST'S PORTFOLIO, SEATED AT A TABLE WITH A CHEST OF DRAWING MATERIALS, 1812

Oil on canvas (unlined), 222 x 195 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-003

Charles Goenette, Paris 1854 - 1894 Auvers-sur-Oise

CHARLES GOENETTE, Before 1888

Drypoint, 354 x 150 mm (image); 55 x 34.5 cm (with plate) on Arches laid paper Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-022

Angilbert Göbel, Frankfurt, 1821-1882

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST, CHRISTIAN SIEDENTOPF ENGRAVING AND SMOKING, 1843

Etching, 146 x 146 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-012

Anonymous

HENRI-JOSEPH HARPIGNIES, PAINTER, WITH PALETTE, 1904

Contemporary proof on citrate paper, 115 x 170 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2015-046

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chauteloup-en-Brie 1908 - Montjustin 2004

Henri Matisse, 1944

Vintage silver print, 177 x 253 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2015-089

Cecil Beaton, London 1904 - 1980 Broad Chalke

PORTRAIT OF CECIL BEATON AS CECIL GRAHAM ACTING IN THE PLAY OF LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN FIRST SHOW AT THE HAYMARKET THEATRE IN 1945, 1940/50

Contemporary silver proof, 337 x 264 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2015-

Ugo Mulas, Pozzolengo 1928 - 1973 Milan

JIM DINE, NEW YORK, 1964/65

Vintage silver gelatin print, 275 x 475 mm Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2016-004