Fondation Tavolozza

French drawings from the 18th to the early 20th century
in the Katrin Bellinger Collection

Katrin Bellinger began collecting in 1985 in parallel to her career as a dealer in Old Master drawings. Fascinated with the artistic process and the mystique surrounding it, she chose to focus on one theme: the artist at work. Since then the collection has expanded considerably and now includes over 1800 examples in a range of media – drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture – from the Renaissance to the present day.

At the 2024 Salon du Dessin, the Katrin Bellinger Collection will draw from one of its strengths and show a selection of French drawings dating from the eighteenth to early twentieth century.

The featured works will highlight the variety of ways in which artists have engaged with the creative process in their drawn views of studios and academies as well as in their self-portraits and likenesses of fellow artists.

Offering insights into this fascinating private collection, the display will include prime examples by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806), Hubert Robert (1733–1808), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867), and Honoré Daumier (1808–1879), amongst others.

Rose-Marie Guillaume, Une femme peintre dans l'atelier de l'Académie Julian, Paris, années 1890 (?), craie noire, aquarelle, gouache, 610 x 440 mm, collection Katrin Bellinger.

A woman painter in the studio of the Académie Julian, Paris
Paris, 1890s (?)
Black chalk, watercolour, gouache

610 x 440 mm
Katrin Bellinger collection

The collection is administered by the Tavolozza Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organisation founded in 2001 by Katrin Bellinger.

Named Tavolozza, the Italian word for palette, the Foundation offers support to projects focusing on the theme of the artist at work and on the field of works on paper, with the aim of keeping drawings and prints visible.

This includes providing funding for exhibitions and their catalogues, acquisitions, scholarly publications as well as special projects such as conferences and study days.

Louis de Carmontelle, Vivant Denon faisant le portrait du chevalier de Cossé, vers 1775, aquarelle, craie noire et rouge, 335 x 215 mm, collection Katrin Bellinger.

Vivant Denon faisant le portrait du chevalier de Cossé
Watercolour, black and red chalk
335 x 215 mm
Katrin Bellinger collection

Emile Friant, Portrait de Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), 1911, craie noire, 540 x 380 mm, Collection Katrin Bellinger.

Portrait de Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Black chalk
540 x 380 mm
Katrin Bellinger collection

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, L'inspiration de l'artiste, vers 1761-73, plume et encre brune et lavis sur craie noire dans des lignes d'encadrement à la plume et à l'encre brune, 230 x 349 mm, collection Katrin Bellinger.

The inspiration of the artist
circa 1761-73
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk
within pen and brown ink framing lines
230 x 349 mm
Katrin Bellinger collection

Maurice Eliot, Autoportrait, 1887, pastel, 610 x 500 mm, collection Katrin Bellinger.

Maurice ELIOT
610 x 500 mm
Katrin Bellinger collection

Fondation Tavolozza

Nikolausstr. 12, 82335 Berg, Deutschland/Germany
Tel. +49 1728417170

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