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Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings from the Correr Museum

October 27 – November 24, 1963
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

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

Overview: 120 drawings by 42 artists were selected by Terisio Pignatti, vice-director and keeper of prints and drawings at the Correr Museum in Venice, to illustrate the golden age of Venetian draftsmanship. Included were Tiepolo caricatures, vedute by Canaletto, domestic scenes by Pietro Longhi, and 26 drawings by members of the Guardi family. This was the 9th in a series of old master drawings exhibitions organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Attendance: 18,140

Catalog: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings from the Correr Museum, by Terisio Pignatti. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1963.

Other Venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, December 7, 1963–January 5, 1964
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, January 18–February 16, 1964
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, March 2–March 3, 1964