Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens
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Peter Paul Rubens
Nereid and Triton, ca. 1636
Oil on panel, 14.5 x 14 cm
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, inv. St. 32




University of California,
Berkeley Art Museum and
Pacific Film Archive
Berkeley, California

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Bruce Museum of Arts
and Science
Greenwich, Connecticut

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Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, Ohio


Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens is supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts and Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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Local support at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has been provided by:

Classical 102.1 KDFC
Consortium for the Arts at UC Berkeley
Carmel and Howard Friesen
Ginger and Moshe Alafi
Jane and Jeff Green
Lucia van Meurs Matzger
Netherlands American University League of California
Peet's Coffee and Tea
Scharffen Berger Chocolate
downtown Restaurant
Rosenblum Cellars
Flowers by Myrna of Montclair
Rodan + Fields
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Local support at the Bruce Museum has been provided by:

The David T. Langrock Foundation
The Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation
Hoegaarden (Labatt USA)
Neuhaus Chocolates


The organizers would like to acknowledge the generosity of the many public and private lenders to Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens. In addition, the organizers would like to extend their sincere thanks to the following individuals who helped to make this project possible:

Svetlana Alpers; Patricia Auboyneau; Arnout Balis; Joachim Bechtle; Kristin Belkin; Jonathan Bober; Rita Bral; Christopher Brown; Ruth Cloudman; Erin Coe; Christina Corsiglia; Anthony Crichton-Stuart; Cynthia Dillman; Elizabeth Dungan; Frits Duparc; Richard Feigen; David Freedberg; Alejandro Garcia-Rivera; Alain Goldrach; George Gordon; Ann Guité; Johnny van Haeften; Jane E. H. Hamilton; Elisabeth Honig; Nico van Hout; Paul Huvenne; Chiyo Ishikawa; David Jaffé; Alison Jones; Ronda Kasl; Steven Kern; David Koester; Friso Lammertse; Jon Landau; Walter Liedtke; Anne-Marie Logan; Rhona Macbeth; Gregory Martin; Lucy Matzger; Elisabeth Mercante; Otto Naumann; John Nicholl; Nadine Orenstein; Michael Plomp; Pamela Rillon; Joe Rishel; Scott Schaeffer; Desmond Shawe-Taylor; Fronia Simpson; Kim V. Smith; Johan Snapper; Stanton Thomas; Hubert d'Ursel; George Wachter; Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.; Liz Wickersham; Martha Wolff; and colleagues at the Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art; Frick Art Reference Library, New York; Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorisch Documentatie, The Hague; and Rubenianum, Antwerp.


The exhibition is curated by Peter C. Sutton, Director of the Bruce Museum, and Marjorie E. Wieseman, Curator of European Painting at the Cincinnati Art Museum. At the Berkeley Art Museum, the exhibition is organized by Lucinda Barnes, Associate Director for Art, Film, and Programs.


Berkeley Art Museum: Barney Bailey; Lucinda Barnes; Karen Bennett; Judy Bloch; Lisa Calden; Juliet Clark; Kevin Consey; Sherry Goodman; Elisa Isaacson; Lynne Kimura; Ellen Martin; Sue Martin; Mary Kate Murphy; Pamela Pack; Jen Pearson; Dara Solomon; Linda Steingass; Emily Wright

Cincinnati Art Museum: Carola Bell; Stephen Bonadies; Katie Haigh; Emily Holtrop; Brittany Hudak; Rebecca Posage; Marianne Quellhorst; Genevieve Richardson; Julia Vienhage; Marjorie E. Wieseman; Lori Wight.

Bruce Museum: York Baker; Robin Garr; Mike Horyczun; Kathy Reichenbach; Anne von Stuelpnagel; Peter C. Sutton; Meghan Tierney.


Berkeley Art Museum: Lucinda Barnes; Selena Chau; Juliet Clark; Mary Kate Murphy; Rick Rinehart; Kim V. Smith; Dara Solomon; Linda Steingass; Emily Wright.


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