New York

From Daumier to Matisse

French Master Drawings from the Collection of John C. Whitehead

April 13 – May 14, 2010

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Portrait of a Young Boy (possibly André Bérard) c. 1879
pastel on paper
16¾ x 12¼ in. (42.6 x 31.1 cm)
signed upper right: Renoir
Honoré Daumier (1808-1879)
Before the Hearing, c. 1865
charcoal, india ink, pastel, watercolor on paper laid on card
15 x 11¼ in. (38 x 28.5 cm)
signed lower left with the initials: h.D.
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Standing Dancer, Seen from the Back, c. 1872
pencil and chalk on paper
16½ x 12¼ in. (41.9 x 31.3 cm)
signed in pencil lower right: Degas
inscription upper center: peigne en écaille blonde
Odilon Redon (1840-1916)
Head of a Young Woman in Profile, c. 1895
pastel and pencil on brown paper laid on board
17¼ x 12 in. (43.9 x 30.5 cm)
signed lower center: Odilon Redon
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Head of a Girl, 1949
charcoal on laid paper
16 x 12 in. (40.7 x 30.7 cm)
signed and dated lower right: H. Matisse 49
Édouard Manet (1832-1883)
At the Theatre, c. 1880
brush and india ink on paper
45/8 x 6¾ in. (11.8 x 17.2 cm)
signed lower left: E. m.
stamped lower left: SUCCESSION DE Mme Ve Edouard MANET
Roger de La Fresnaye (1885-1925)
Still Life with Pipe, 1913
ink wash and watercolor on paper
6½ x 13¼ in. (16.5 x 33.5 cm)
signed and dated lower right: R de la Fresnaye, 1913
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
Ta-Matete (The Market), 1892
Fan: watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, and graphite on cream wove paper
5¾ x 18⅛ in. (14.5 x 46 cm)
inscribed, signed, and dated lower left: à M de Goupil /hommage respectueux - P. Gauguin 1892
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
Young Girl Picking Cherries, 1891
sanguine on laid paper
22 x 17 in. (55.8 x 43.1 cm)
Georges Seurat (1859-1891)
Strolling Woman with a Muff, c. 1884
conté crayon on paper
11⅞ x 9⅛ in. (30 x 23 cm)
Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)


Study for Portrait of Paul Hugot, 1878


pencil on paper


18¼ x 11⅞ in. (46.3 x 28.5 cm)
Atelier stamp lower left: G. Caillebotte
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
Carriages on the Boulevard Montmartre, 1897
ink and sepia wash on paper
6¾ x 8⅝ in. (17.1 x 21.9 cm)
lower left, in monogram: CP

Press Release

Moeller Fine Art is pleased to announce "French Master Drawings from the John C. Whitehead Collection," to take place in its New York gallery from April 14 to May 14, 2010. This exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to view a group of important impressionist and modern drawings by Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin, Seurat, Degas, Manet, Renoir, and Rodin, normally not on public view. An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, and will include a scholarly essay by Isabelle Dervaux, curator of modern and contemporary drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

The Whitehead Collection is the result of a 29-year-long collaboration between John C. Whitehead and Achim Moeller. The Hon. John Whitehead has served as co-chair of Goldman Sachs, Deputy Secretary of State under George Shultz, chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Director of the New York Stock Exchange, and until recently chairman of The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. He is currently chairman emeritus of The Asia Society, advisory board member of The International Rescue Committee, and chairman of The Financial Services Volunteer Corps. In 2005, Mr. Whitehead published his autobiography, A Life in Leadership: From D-day to Ground Zero.

In 1972, Achim Moeller founded Moeller Fine Art Ltd. in London and moved to New York in 1984. As a leading dealer, Achim Moeller specializes in the purchase and sale of impressionist and modern masterworks. Achim Moeller also represents the Lyonel Feininger Family Trusts, and oversees the Lyonel Feininger and Mark Tobey Projects, providing certificates of authenticity, provenance research, and exhibition consultation relating to the two artists.

Together, John C. Whitehead and Achim Moeller have created an extraordinary group of French paintings, drawings, and sculpture, selections from which have recently been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d'Orsay, and The Royal Academy. This exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to view a group of important impressionist and modern drawings by Daumier, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Matisse, Picasso, Redon, Renoir, Rodin, and Seurat, normally not on public view. An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, and will include a scholarly essay by Isabelle Dervaux, curator of modern and contemporary drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York.