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Goya Drawings and Prints

April 2 – April 24, 1955
Main Floor, Galleries 35, 35A, 40, 41, 41A

Francisco de Goya, Bull Attacked by Dogs, c. 1825, lithograph, Rosenwald Collection, 1947.7.63

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

Overview: This exhibition of Francisco de Goya's work was the first of its kind to be seen in the United States. The Prado Museum and the Lazaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid lent 129 drawings and prints for the traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition was identical to one held in London during the summer of 1954 by the Arts Council of Great Britain, with the exception of 33 etchings from the Rosenwald collection to replace prints seen in London that could not be obtained for the traveling exhibition. Introduction and catalogue notes were reprinted from the Arts Council catalogue. The exhibition was installed at the Gallery by Elizabeth Mongan.

Catalog: Goya Drawings and Prints, introduction by Xavier de Salas. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1955.

Other Venues: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Goya, Francisco
Spanish, 1746 - 1828