Press Event: Claude Lorrain - The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum
The art of one of France's greatest landscape draftsmen and painters, Claude Lorrain (1604/1605–1682), travels to the National Gallery of Art, when 'Claude Lorrain—The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum' goes on view in the West Building, May 27 through August 12, 2007. The exhibition includes 80 drawings from the extensive and important holdings at the British Museum. In addition, a selection of paintings and etchings broadens the representation of Claude's achievement as an artist. Many of the works have never before been seen in the United States.