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Paper in Prints

May 1 – July 31, 1977
Ground Floor, Galleries G-12, G-13, G-19 (2,000 sq. ft.)

Honoré Daumier, Baissez le rideau, la farce est jouée, 1834, lithograph, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.2937

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

Overview: 148 prints, drawings, and illustrated books ranged from the 14th to the 20th century. Included were 14 works by Rembrandt van Rijn as well as work by Robert Rauschenberg. Variations in the paper used for printed images were explored: the surface qualities of paper, the effect of different tones and colors, and the size and treatment of margins and edges.

Organization: Andrew Robison organized the exhibition, which was designed by Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser.

Catalog: Paper in Prints, by Andrew Robison. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1977.