Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings from the Collection of Janos Scholz

September 23 – November 25, 1973

Location TBA

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

Overview: 113 drawings from 12 Italian geographical areas included works by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Pontormo, Titian, Paolo Veronese, and Jacopo Tintoretto. The works were selected by Konrad Oberhuber in collaboration with the owner, the celebrated cellist and art patron.

After giving a cello concert at the Pierpont Morgan Library before the private opening of the exhibition in New York on December 11, the Hungarian-born Scholz, who was also celebrating his 70th birthday and the 40th anniversary of his arrival and first performance in this country, announced he would donate his collection of 1,500 Italian drawings and his reference books on the subject to the Morgan Library.

Attendance: 40,600

Catalog: Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings from the Collection of Janos Scholz, by Konrad Oberhuber and Dean Walker. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1973.

Other Venues: Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, December 12, 1973–February 3, 1974