Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque

Parmigianino to Giordano

September 24 – November 26, 1989

East Building Ground Level

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

Overview: A survey of 130 prints, 10 illustrated books, and 10 drawings by 80 artists depicted the development of Italian etching from 1520-1700.

Organization: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, organized the exhibition. Sue Welsh Reed, associate curator in the department of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Richard Wallace, professor of art history, Wellesley College, were co-curators. H. Diane Russell, curator of old master prints, coordinated the exhibition at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: Fabriano Paper Mill, Italy, was the corporate sponsor for the exhibition and catalogue. In addition, the National Endowment for the Arts supported research and travel in preparation for the exhibition and catalogue. Mellon Bank supported the exhibition at the National Gallery.

Image: Parmigianino, The Entombment, c. 1530, etching and drypoint [second version], Print Purchase Fund (Rosenwald Collection), 1980.14.9

Attendance: 39,629

Catalog: Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque, by Sue Welsh Reed and Richard Wallace. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989.

Other Venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 24–April 2, 1989
Cleveland Museum of Art, April 25–June 25, 1989