CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica

Spanish Drawings in the Princeton University Art Museum


Lisa A. Banner


176 pages; 166 color illustrations; paperback; 25 x 29 cm


English; published by the Princeton University Art Museum and Yale University Press with major support from the CSA; 2012





The Princeton University Art Museum’s collection of Spanish drawings includes masterworks by artists such as Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Picasso, and Dalí. Although many of these drawings relate to celebrated paintings, commissions, and other works by these artists, they remain largely unknown. Most have not been published previously and many are attributed here for the first time.

In this volume preeminent scholars enrich the growing corpus of work on Spanish drawings with original research. Each of the eightysix drawings is reproduced in color, often accompanied by comparative illustrations. Watermarks have been documented with beta radiography and are included in an appendix. Provenances and artist biographies round out this detailed record of one of the most important collections of its kind. The research project and its publication have been underwritten by the CSA.

Lisa A. Banner holds a PhD in History of Art from New York University. She has written extensively on Spanish Baroque art and has contributed to exhibition catalogs, symposia, and conferences throughout the world. She has published The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma, 1598-1621 (2009) and co-curated the exhibition The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya (New York, 2010–11).