Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth
October 28 – November 25, 1962
Ground Floor, Central Gallery
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 114 drawings by 53 artists were lent from the Devonshire collection by the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement. This was the 8th show of European drawings to be organized by Annemarie Pope and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Director John Walker's opening dinner at the Sulgrave Club for the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire took place during the week of the Cuban missile crisis; thus there were many empty seats at the tables. Missing were President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and other top officials.
Catalog: Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, introduction by T.S. Wragg, catalogue entries by A.E. Popham. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1962.
Other Venues: Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cleveland Museum of Art
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Art Institute of Chicago
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco