François Boucher in North American Collections: 100 Drawings

December 23, 1973 – March 17, 1974

Ground Floor, Galleries G-1 through G-7 (4,000 sq. ft.)

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

Overview: 100 drawings chosen from public and private collections in the United States and Canada represented all phases of Boucher's work. Paintings, prints, porcelains, sculpture, and a tapestry were included to illustrate Boucher's influence on fine and decorative arts.

Organization: The selection was made by David E. Rust, National Gallery curator, and Harold Joachim, curator of drawings at the Art Institute. The exhibition was organized in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago. Gaillard Ravenel designed the exhibition for the National Gallery.

Attendance: 52,504

Catalog: François Boucher in North American Collections: 100 Drawings, by Regina Shoolman Slatkin. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1973.

Brochure: François Boucher: Influence and Versatility, A List of Objects in the Exhibition Other Than Drawings. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1973.

Other Venues: Art Institute of Chicago, April 4–May 12, 1974

Image: François Boucher, Venus Reclining on a Dolphin, c. 1745, black chalk heightened with white on brown laid paper, The Armand Hammer Collection, 1991.217.14

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