Fugitive forms and grand designs: 16–19th century drawings from the collection of Justice Roddy Meagher

Head of a woman

Detail from Head of a woman, Elisabeth Sirani, 17th century, UA2012.327, Donated through The Hon R P Meagher bequest 2011

Fugitive forms and grand designs: 16–19th century drawings from the collection of Justice Roddy Meagher captures some of the diversity and richness of the forms and functions of drawing from the 16th to early 19th century. It displays works by artists such as Stefano Della Bella (1610–64), Elisabetta Sirani (1638–65), Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728–1808), George Romney (1734–1802), Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830), Theodore Gericault (1791–1824), and Eugene Delacroix (1798–1863).