- Italian Master Drawings from the British Royal Collection
- May 10 – July 26, 1987
- East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest, Pod II (3,500 sq. ft.)
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 61 drawings from the 15th to the 18th century were on view, from Fra Angelico to Canaletto. Included were 7 drawings of arms and hands by Leonardo da Vinci, one of which was thought to be a study for the Gallery's portrait of Ginevra de' Benci; 3 drawings by Raphael; and 4 by Michelangelo. Derived from a larger survey held at the Queen's Gallery in London, this exhibition opened in Washington in the presence of H.R.H. Princess Alexandra.
Organization: The exhibition was organized by Jane Roberts, curator of the print room at the Royal Library, Windsor. The coordinator was Andrew Robison.
Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Pan American World Airways provided transportation.
Catalog: Italian Master Drawings from the British Royal Collection: Leonardo to Canaletto, by Jane Roberts. London: Collins Harvill, 1987.
Other Venues: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, August 8–October 25, 1987
Art Institute of Chicago, November 10, 1987–January 26, 1988