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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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 collection’s eighteenth-century French holdings were enriched by Jean-Jacques Karpff’s pastel Self-Portrait (1794) – currently on view at the Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, as part of the first major retrospective devoted to the artist. Amongst the recently acquired nineteenth-century works: Daniel Maclise’s spirited Self-Portrait as a Young Man (c. 1826-27), holding palette and brushes, executed not long before he exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy, in 1829. A fascinating watercolour by Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, dated 1870, stands as a visual record of the artist’s experience of being trapped in a crevasse while hiking on the Mont Blanc massif. As he waited to be rescued, he made drawn studies of the glacier mass, which he later included in his 1976 book, Le massif de Mont Blanc.

New additions amongst the representations of female artists at work include Paul Cesar Helleu’s intimate red chalk portrait of his daughter Paulette drawing (c. 1920) and Arthur Pond’s large drawing of an Amateur Pastellist at her Easel (c. 1737), possibly a portrait of the talented Lady Helena Rawdon (née Perceval; 1714-1746), one of Pond’s aristocratic tutees. The print collection now features George Baselitz’s etching Der Maler (1969) and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’s The Genius of Castiglione (c. 1645), an inventive proclamation of the artist’s creative genius.

Newly acquired photographs include 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’ Jim Dine, New York (1964-65) and Érik Desmazieres’ drawing L’Image d’un crabe sur mon bureaus (1982-83) the collection continues to extend into the latter half of the 20th century.

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Arthur Pond, London 1701 - 1758 London

An Amateur Pastellist at her Easel, Circa 1737

Pastel, 640 x 508 mm. Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2017-007

Jean-Jacques Karpff, Colmar 1770 - 1829 Versailles

Self-Portrait, 1794

Pastel, 310 x 235 mm Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2011-005

Paul Cesar Helleu, Vannes 1859 - 1927 Paris

Paulette, the daughter of the Artist, drawing, circa 1920

Sanguine on paper Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2017-017

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Genoa 1609 - 1664 Mantua

The Genius of Castiglione

Etching, 368 x 245 mm. Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2016-041

Georg Baselitz, 1938 Deutschbaselitz

Der Maler

Etching, 315 x 237 mm. Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2016-040

Érik Desmazierès, Rabat, Morocco 1948

L'Image d'un crabe sur mon bureaus, 1982-83

Pen and black ink with gouache on blue laid paper Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2017-013

Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Paris 1814 - 1879 Lausanne

The artist sketching while trapped in a crevasse, 1870

Watercolour heightened with gouache, 229 x 133 mm. Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2017-003

Daniel Maclise, Cork 1806 - 1870 London

Self-Portrait as a Young Man, circa 1826 - 27

Oil on panel, 230 x 190 mm. Katrin Bellinger collection, inv. no. 2015-025

Lovis Corinth, Tapiau 1858 - 1925 Zandvoort

Self Portrait with a Pencil and Sketchbook, 1924

Pencil