Documenting Discovery

The Excavation of Pompeii and Herculaneum

October 20, 2008 – March 20, 2009

East Building Ground Level, Library

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

Overview: 17 works on paper depicting archaeological finds at Herculaneum, first excavated in 1738, and Pompeii, first excavated in 1748, were shown in this National Gallery of Art Library installation, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples.

Organization: The installation was organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Image: Delle antichità€ di Ercolano, Naples, 1755-1831, National Gallery of Art Library, David K. E. Bruce Fund