Kress Additions to the National Gallery of Art

February 2 – March 30, 1946

Location TBA

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 100 paintings and 10 sculptures were on loan to the Kress collection of the National Gallery of Art by Samuel H. Kress and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Included were 82 paintings and 7 sculptures of the Italian School, 18 paintings of the French School, and 3 English and German sculptures, all dating from about 1300 to the early 19th century. Also included were 30 works from a previous donation, which had not been exhibited because of the war.

The opening was attended by 15,000 visitors, including President and Mrs. Harry Truman and Lady Astor.

Handbook: Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1945.

Brochure: Recent Additions to the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, February 2, 1946.

Image: Fran├žois Boucher, Allegory of Painting, 1765, oil on canvas, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1946.7.1