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Color Prints and Books from the Widener Collection

October 29, 1971 – April 4, 1972
Ground Floor, Gallery G-19

Jean-François Janinet after Nicolas Lavreince, A Woman Playing the Guitar, 1788/1789, etching and wash manner, printed in blue, red, yellow, and black inks, Widener Collection, 1942.9.2369

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

Overview: 45 18th-century French prints, books, and drawings from the Widener collection were displayed, many never shown before. The works were by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Philibert Debucourt, and Jean-François Janinet, and included prints after Fragonard and François Boucher, and red chalk drawings by Moreau le Jeune.