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Thomas Eakins: A Retrospective Exhibition

October 8 – November 12, 1961
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, Galleries G-7 through G-13

Thomas Eakins, Baby at Play, 1876, oil on canvas, John Hay Whitney Collection, 1982.76.5

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

Overview: The show included 103 paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculptures, and photographs of motion, lent by 31 institutions and 26 collectors. This was the third in a series of solo exhibitions of the work of an American artist. Featured were the paintings The Gross Clinic and The Agnew Clinic, and the portrait of Walt Whitman. William P. Campbell, assistant chief curator, was in charge of the exhibition and wrote the notes for the catalogue. In return for the reluctant loan of The Gross Clinic, which had never left the walls of the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, the Gallery paid for its extensive restoration.

Attendance: 42,238

Catalog: Thomas Eakins: A Retrospective Exhibition, by Lloyd Goodrich. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1961.

Other Venues: Art Institute of Chicago, December 1, 1961–January 7, 1962
Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 1–March 18, 1962

Eakins, Thomas
American, 1844 - 1916