Drawings by American Artists
The Rosenthal Collection of Drawings by American Artists came to the Free Library in 1923, the gift of Albert Rosenthal, distinguished artist and resident of Philadelphia. It was his intention that this group of over 800 drawings by 357 artists be placed in a public institution as a gift to the people, to be used and enjoyed by whoever might wish to see them. Included in the collection are works by such distinguished artists as Benjamin West, Thomas Sully, Winslow Homer, Jasper Cropsey, Eastman Johnson, George Inness, and John Sloan. Also included are many cartoons, political and comic, and illustrations for journals, and books, as well as individual works and studies.
Eastman Johnson. Study for Corn Husking. Pencil & watercolor on paper, 1876.