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In the Drawing Room

12 June 2020

While many museums remain shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are now reopening as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.

The collection of French drawings amassed by Louis-Antoine and Véronique Prat is one of the most significant in private hands; in 1995 it became the first private collection of any kind to be the subject of an exhibition at the Louvre. This extensive display of 184 drawings at the Petit Palais, which reopens to the public on 16 June, provides a sweeping view of French art history from François Stella in the 1580s to Cézanne and Redon. Particular highlights include a selection of ink-and-wash drawings by Victor Hugo and Charles Baudelaire. The exhibition runs from 16 June–4 October; find out more from the Petit Palais’s website.

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Woman thrown back (17th century), Noël Coypel.

Woman thrown back (17th century), Noël Coypel

Sixteen heads of men (18th century), Louis-Léopold Boilly

Sixteen heads of men (18th century), Louis-Léopold Boilly

Dream of Ossian (19th century), Ingres

Dream of Ossian (19th century), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

The Tower of Rats (19th century), Victor Hugo.

The Tower of Rats (19th century), Victor Hugo

 

Large Trees

Large Trees (19th century), Paul Cézanne