One Hundred One American Primitive Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch

October 9 – November 20, 1966

Ground Floor, Central Gallery

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

Overview: Limned portraits, fraktur documents, and schoolgirl exercises were shown from the more than 2,500 late 18th- and 19th-century American paintings acquired by the Garbisches. Of considerable interest were the frames on many of the works; whether original or merely reproductions, they were specifically identified and described in the accompanying catalogue.

Organization: The exhibition, organized by William P. Campbell, assistant chief curator, was sent on a United States tour by the American Federation of Arts after being shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Attendance: 32,786

Catalog: 101 American Primitive Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, by William P. Campbell. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1966.

Other Venues: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 15, 1966–February 13, 1967

Image: John Spangenberg, Birth and Baptismal Certificate of Anne Andres, c. 1783, pen and iron gall ink with watercolor on laid paper, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1967.20.11