Jacques Callot: Prints and Related Drawings
June 29 – September 14, 1975
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, West Central Lobby, Sales Area (6,000 sq. ft.)
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 266 prints and preparatory drawings represented a survey of the work of Jacques Callot (1592-1635). Drawn from gifts from Lessing J. Rosenwald and Rudolph M. Baumfeld in the Gallery's collection, they were supplemented by 62 drawings from 18 collections in the United States and abroad, including 3 from the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad. The exhibition was organized by H. Diane Russell, assistant curator of graphic arts. The installation, designed by Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser, presented many of the works through proportioned openings cut in large horizontal panels, thus providing security for the small prints and eliminating the distraction of frames and large mats. The show, organized thematically rather than chronologically, was enlivened with large-scale photomurals of some very small prints, as well as a technical section showing 45 additional 16th- and 17th-century etchings, copper plates, tools, and illustrated books, to "enable the viewer to place Jacques Callot in a historical context."
Checklist: Included with an introductory handout.
Catalog: Jacques Callot: Prints and Related Drawings, by H. Diane Russell, Jeffrey Blanchard, and John Krill. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1975.