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Prints by Mark Catesby

April 1 – April 28, 1968
Ground Floor, Galleries G-7, G-8

Mark Catesby, The Grey Fox Squirrel (Sciurus cinereus), published 1731-1743, hand-colored etching on laid paper, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Benjamin Green, 1967.10.12

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

Overview: 40 etchings were on view by the English artist-naturalist Mark Catesby (1683-1749) from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. George B. Green of Arlington, Virginia. 13 of these were given to the Gallery. Impressions of flora and fauna gathered during Catesby's visit to his sister in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1712-1726, were recorded in 220 plates for his 2-volume The Natural History of the Carolinas, Florida, and the Bahamas, 1731-1743.

A copy of this publication was lent for the occasion by Paul Mellon, then president of the National Gallery. The exhibition was shown at the same time as the prints of Charles Meryon.

Catesby, Mark
English, 1679 - 1749