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Watercolors and Drawings by Gavarni

October 4 – November 1, 1953
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

Paul Gavarni, Et pas le Sou pour Souper, pen and red and brown ink with watercolor, heightened with white, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.4603

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 50 works were on view by the 19th-century French artist Paul Gavarni, better known in the United States for his humorous lithographs. 42 were lent by the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore from its large Paul Gavarni collection, assembled by William T. Walters and his friend George A. Lucas. Some had been purchased directly from the artist. The exhibition was supplemented by 53 French 19th-century prints and 6 drawings from the Rosenwald collection. It was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and circulated to 10 other museums.

Catalog: Watercolors and Drawings by Gavarni, foreword by Marvin C. Ross. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1953.

Gavarni, Paul
French, 1804 - 1866