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Titian and the Venetian Woodcut

October 30, 1976 – January 2, 1977
Main Floor, Galleries 23 through 28 (4,000 sq. ft.)

Titian, Ranuccio Farnese, 1542, oil on canvas, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952.2.11

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

Overview: A commemorative exhibition of 114 woodcuts by Titian and other Venetian artists from 21 American and European public and private collections marked the 400th anniversary of Titian's death in Venice in 1576. The works were selected by David Rosand of Columbia University and Michelangelo Muraro of Venice. Some of the prints were 8 to 10 feet wide. 13 paintings by Titian from the Gallery's collection were shown in adjacent rooms. The exhibition opened at the same time as a similar one at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice. It was circulated by the International Exhibitions Foundation.

Organization: Gaillard Ravenel designed the exhibition for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Attendance: 89,335

Catalog: Titian and the Venetian Woodcut, by David Rosand and Michelangelo Muraro. Washington, DC: International Exhibitions Foundation, 1976.

Other Venues: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts