The Drawings in the Jacques and Colette Ulmann Collection

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The Drawings in the Jacques and Colette Ulmann Collection1

More than a passion, drawings were almost an addiction for the husband-and-wife doctors from the Paris region, who, over 60-odd years, collected works by 17th-century Northern European schools as well as drawings from Italy and France, Old Masters and modern pieces. Franz Snyders (1579-1657), Still Life with Woman Carrying a Dish, pen and brown ink over black pencil line, 25 x 40 cm/9.8 x 15.7 in. (detail). Estimate: €15,000/20,000 With drawing, there is no need for sophisticated tools, just paper, pencil, pen and brush. But the possibilities for expression are endless, and vary according to the artist, the place and the time.

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