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Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century European Drawings

August 14 – September 11, 1966
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, Bays I, II, III

Canaletto, View of a Town on a River Bank, 1735/1746, etching, Gift of W.G. Russell Allen, 1941.1.179

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

Overview: 50 drawings by 49 artists were selected and the catalogue was prepared by Richard P. Wunder, curator of painting and sculpture, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. The drawings were all from private collections.

Sponsor: The exhibition was sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and organized and circulated by the American Federation of Arts. The Kress Foundation made it possible for the exhibition to be circulated to 9 smaller museums.

Attendance: 31,094

Catalog: 17th and 18th Century European Drawings, by Richard P. Wunder. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1966.

Other Venues: Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, September 25–October 16, 1966
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, October 30–November 20, 1966
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas, December 4–December 25, 1966
Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida, January 8–January 29, 1967
Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Nashville, February 12–February 5, 1967
Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Indiana, March 19–April 9, 1967
Picture Gallery, University of California, Riverside, April 23–May 14, 1967
Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Spokane, May 28–June 18, 1967
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, July 2–July 23, 1967