This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery. Please follow the links below for related online resources or visit our current exhibitions schedule.Approximately sixty works of art on paper, nearly all from the Gallery's own collection, take viewers along an adventurous route through European perceptions of foreign realms from the fifteenth to the early eighteenth century. While most Europeans rarely ventured far from home during this period, others endured great peril and hardship to reach faraway places. To record their experiences and satisfy demand for pictorial information about other countries, artists such as Stefano Della Bella, Albrecht Dürer, and Hendrik Goltzius created delightful printed images: some depict distant places and their inhabitants with varying degrees of accuracy, while others are pure fantasy, based on imaginary travel accounts.
Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.