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English Drawings and Watercolors
February 18 – April 1, 1962
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, Galleries G-7 through G-13

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

Overview: The exhibition of drawings and watercolors was shown in 2 parts with separate catalogues: 100 works came from British collections and 100 from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. The works from British collections, representing the century from 1750 to 1850, were selected by Jonathan Mayne, keeper at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and John Woodward, keeper at the Birmingham Museum. Sponsored by the English-Speaking Unions of the United States and the British Commonwealth, this first part of the exhibition went on to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The other half of the exhibition was seen only in Washington.

Attendance: 37,475

Catalog: English Drawings and Watercolors from British Collections, by Jonathan Mayne and John Woodward. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1962.
English Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Introduction by Basil Taylor. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1962.

Other Venues: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 16–June 3, 1962

Image: Peter De Wint, Evening on the Foss Dyke near Lincoln, watercolor over graphite on wove paper, Paul Mellon Collection, 1986.72.5