Prints Abound

Paris in the 1890s, from the Collections of Virginia and Ira Jackson and the National Gallery of Art

October 22, 2000 – February 25, 2001

East Building Mezzanine


Overview: 97 original prints for posters, portfolios, illustrated books and journals, song sheets, and music primers, all created during the 1890s in Paris, were presented in this exhibition. The showing also included 15 printed volumes and 20 drawings, together with a four-panel color lithographic folding-screen. Works by artists Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Félix Vallotton, and Edouard Vuillard were included. The exhibition was selected primarily from the Virginia and Ira Jackson Collection of prints in the National Gallery of Art.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Judith Brodie, associate curator of prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art, and Phillip Dennis Cate, director of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, were the curators.

Image: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Cover for "L'estampe originale" (Couverture de "L'estampe originale"), 1893, 6-color lithograph (key stone in olive-green), Rosenwald Collection, 1952.8.321

Attendance: 73,684

Catalog: Prints Abound: Paris in the 1890s, From the Collections of Virginia and Ira Jackson and the National Gallery of Art, by Phillip Dennis Cate, Richard Thomson, and Gale B. Murray. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2000.