600 drawings of the Fondation Custodia’s available online.
The exhibition Studi & Schizzi is organised to mark the launch of the Fondation Custodia’s online database.
This offers art lovers the world over access to the entire collection of Italian drawings held within our walls. Developed with the aim of ‘serving art history’, the stated mission of our founder, Frits Lugt, and designed for a wide public, the database in English will make consulting the collection easy, thanks to research fields and filters designed to suit those simply seeking information as well as experts.
Following the tradition of the Fondation Custodia catalogues, a generous amount of information is contained in the files and there are also links to other databases, for example Les Marques de collections de dessins & d’estampes.
At the outset, the database is restricted to the publication of the Italian drawings, but it will be progressively enlarged to include the other parts of the collection. During the year 2020 the prints and drawings by Rembrandt and his school will be published. The portrait miniatures, Flemish paintings, sixteenth-century Netherlandish drawings, seventeenth-century Dutch paintings, French drawings and part of the collection of artists’ letters will join the corpus at a later date.
The whole collection will be available online in the future.
Join us at the Fondation Custodia on 15 February and on: https://collectiononline.fondationcustodia.fr