The quality of the collection of Dutch drawings of the Golden Age is unrivalled anywhere in France; it provides a very complete overview of the art of drawing in the Northern Netherlands. At the centre of the collection are no less than twenty-one drawings by Rembrandt, an artist particularly close to Frits Lugt’s heart and one whose work he had studied in depth. As a collector, Lugt did not only favour Dutch artists of the seventeenth century, he also owned some important drawings from the century before (Maarten van Heemskerck, Lucas van Leyden, Hendrick Goltzius…).