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The Watercolor Drawings of John White from the British Museum

January 31 – February 22, 1965
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

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

Overview: 75 watercolor drawings by John White, 28 engravings by Theodor de Bry after White's Indian subjects, and other related drawings were shown. Related books were lent by the Library of Congress. This was the first time the original record of Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition to the New World in 1585-1586, the earliest surviving record of aboriginal life and of the flora and fauna in North America, was allowed to leave the British Museum.

In respect for the memory of Sir Winston Churchill, who died on January 24, 1965, the special opening scheduled for January 30 was canceled.

Attendance: 19,703

Catalog: The Watercolor Drawings of John White from the British Museum, by Paul Hulton. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1965.

Other Venues: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, February 26–March 14, 1965
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, March 17–April 5, 1965