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Dutch Drawings: Masterpieces from Five Centuries

October 5 – October 26, 1958
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, Galleries G-9, G-10, G-11

Rembrandt van Rijn, Beggar Woman Leaning on a Stick, 1628/1630, brush and brown wash on laid paper, on Richardson album sheet, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.7050

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

Overview: 148 drawings by 93 artists came from about 25 collections in Holland, augmented by loans from Germany, Canada, and the United States. The show was organized by the print room of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution. Additional works were selected by J.Q. van Regteren Altena, director of the Rijksprentenkabinet, who prepared the catalogue. From Hieronymus Bosch to Vincent van Gogh, the survey included 18 drawings by Rembrandt and 19 more from the National Gallery, added for the Washington showing.

Sponsor: The exhibition was sponsored by the government of The Netherlands and the Netherland-America Foundation.

Attendance: 12,119

Catalog: Dutch Drawings--Masterpieces of Five Centuries, by J.Q. van Regteren Altena. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1958.

Other Venues: Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cleveland Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago