The Lure and Lore of Antiquity

J. Carter Brown Memorial Exhibition

October 18, 2008 – January 4, 2009

West Building Ground Floor

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

Overview: Books with engravings of ancient sculpture and architecture and depictions of life in ancient Rome acquired by the National Gallery of Art Library through the J. Carter Brown Memorial Fund were on view in this exhibition. Included was Electorum libri II, an illustrated book of essays by Philippe Rubens, the elder brother of artist Peter Paul Rubens.

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

Image: Pietro Bettelini after Bernardino Nocchi, Gruppo delle tre grazie, 1821, engraving from Ennio Quirino Visconti, Illustrazioni de'monumenti scelti borghesiani gia'esistenti nella villa sul Pincio, Rome, 1821, National Gallery of Art Library, J. Carter Brown Memorial Fund

Attendance: 71,245