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Reading Between the Lines: Drawing Illustrations

Getty Center, Los Angeles

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This exhibition features drawings and watercolours created as book illustrations by some of the most famous artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. It extends from Jean-Baptiste Oudry’s meticulously detailed chalk drawings of creatures, inspired by Fontaine’s Fables, to the Symbolist illustrations of Gustave Doré and Aubrey Beardsley. Find out more from the Getty Center’s website. 

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The Plague-stricken Animals (1731), Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

The Plague-stricken Animals (1731), Jean-Baptiste Oudry. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Nail Makers (Le Cloutier Grossier) (c. 1763), Jean-Michel Moreau le jeune.

The Nail Makers (Le Cloutier Grossier) (c. 1763), Jean-Michel Moreau le jeune. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Dream (1896), Aubrey Beardsley.

The Dream (1896), Aubrey Beardsley. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

After the Shipwreck - Design for an Illustration of Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (c. 1875), Gustave Doré.

After the Shipwreck – Design for an Illustration of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (c. 1875), Gustave Doré. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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