Pastels of the Eighteenth Century: Recent Acquisitions

August 6 – September 26, 2004

East Building, Ground Floor, Reception Room

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    Jean-Étienne Liotard, An Elegant Young Woman in Maltese Costume, c. 1744, pastel with touches of white gouache on parchment, Patrons' Permanent Fund and New Century Fund, 2002.121.1

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    Jean-Baptiste Greuze, The Well-Loved Mother, 1765, pastel with red, black, and white chalks and stumping on light golden-brown laid paper, New Century Fund, 2000.15.1

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    John Singleton Copley, John Temple, 1765, pastel on paper mounted on canvas, Patrons' Permanent Fund, 2003.133.1

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    Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, A Fashionable Noblewoman Wearing a Plumed Hat, c. 1789, pastel on blue laid paper, New Century Fund, 1999.92.1

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    John Russell, Miss Raymond, 1783, pastel on laid paper, Ellen F. Karpf and New Century Fund, 2004.20.1

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    John Russell, Mary Wood, 1794, pastel on paper laid down on canvas, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1993.63.1

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    Claude Bornet, An Elderly Lady in a Mauve Silk Dress, 1767, pastel on laid paper, Gift of Helen Porter and James T. Dyke, 2001.21.1

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

Overview: 7 18th-century pastels recently acquired by the National Gallery were shown in this exhibition. Included were works by Jean-Étienne Liotard, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and John Singleton Copley.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator of old master drawings at the National Gallery, coordinated the exhibition.

Image: Jean-Baptiste Greuze, The Well-Loved Mother, 1765, pastel with red, black, and white chalks and stumping on light golden-brown laid paper, New Century Fund, 2000.15.1