A Show of Hands

A Show of Hands: Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections, 1600-1900
Through June 17
The Huntington Library
Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room
San Marino, California
www.huntington.org

When looking at the body of work of most figurative artists, it’s not uncommon to find multiple studies focused on the hands. Unsurprising, considering how difficult they can be to portray accurately. This exhibition features studies spanning nearly three centuries from artists such as Peter Lely, Charles West Cope, and David Wilke, in which the artists attempt to harness the complex yet expressive form. Approximately 15 works from The Huntington’s permanent collection will be on view.

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