March 10 – May 27, 1974
Main Floor, Galleries 68, 69, 70, 71
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 100 sculptures provided a broad survey with examples by 29 artists, including Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Théodore Géricault, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. The majority of works were from the Gallery's collection, including 38 by Honoré Daumier given by Lessing J. Rosenwald. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon loaned 22 additional pieces, and 4 came from the Corcoran Gallery. The exhibition corresponded with the 1974 Andrew W. Mellon lectures, given by H.W. Janson on the subject of 19th-century sculpture reconsidered.
Organization: Selections for the exhibition were made by Janson and Douglas Lewis, with George Gurney, a 1973-1974 Kress fellow.
Checklist: Checklist with notes by George Gurney.