Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Magic Of Handwriting

MARCEL PROUST (1871–1922). SWANN’S WAY (DU CÔTÉ DE CHEZ SWANN),
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DRAFT OF THE OPENING PASSAGE,
CA. MARCH–APRIL 1913.

The Morgan Library and Museum is showcasing the handwriting of more than a hundred major artists, authors, composers, and historical figures drawn from the collection of Brazilian author and publisher Pedro Corrêa do Lago. The exhibition features 140 items, including letters by Lucrezia Borgia, Vincent van Gogh, and Emily Dickinson, annotated sketches by Michelangelo, Jean Cocteau, and Charlie Chaplin, and manuscripts by Giacomo Puccini, Jorge Luis Borges, and Marcel Proust.



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