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Drawn to Life

Master Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt in the Peck Collection at the Ackland Art Museum

Edited by Peter Nisbet

Distributed for Paul Holberton Publishing

Drawn to Life

Master Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt in the Peck Collection at the Ackland Art Museum

Edited by Peter Nisbet
A selection of seventy exceptional seventeenth-century Dutch drawings.

This beautifully illustrated catalog presents a selection of exceptional seventeenth-century Dutch drawings from the Peck Collection in the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Featuring many previously unpublished and rarely exhibited works, the catalog brings together examples by some of the best-known artists of the era, including Rembrandt, Jacques de Gheyn II, Samuel van Hoogstraten, and Frans van Mieris.

The collection was donated to the museum in 2017 by the late Drs. Sheldon and Leena Peck. The transformative gift is comprised of over 130 largely seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and Flemish drawings, establishing the Ackland as one of a handful of university art museums in the United States where northern European drawings can be studied in depth. Drawn to Life presents seventy works from this exceptional and diverse group of drawings amassed by the Pecks over four decades. Featuring new research and fresh insights into seventeenth-century drawing practice, the catalog and accompanying exhibition celebrate the creativity and technical skills of Dutch artists who explored the beauty of the natural world and the multifaceted aspects of humanity.

Meticulously researched and written by Robert Fucci, Drawn to Life introduces both scholars and drawings enthusiasts to the depth and beauty of the Peck Collection at the Ackland Art Museum.

320 pages | 350 color plates | 9 3/4 x 11

Art: American Art, Art--General Studies, European Art, Middle Eastern, African, and Asian Art


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