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Italian Drawings 1780-1890

March 16 – May 11, 1980
West Building, Ground Floor, Galleries G-12, G-13, G-19

Giuseppe Bernardino Bison, Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, 1825/1835, watercolor over black chalk with brown ink on laid paper, Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2010.93.22

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

Overview: 102 drawings, a survey of 19th-century work in Italy, came from collections in Rome, Florence, and Milan, as well as from public and private owners in the United States.

Organization: This traveling exhibition was organized by Roberta J.M. Olson of Wheaton College for the American Federation of Arts.

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

Attendance: 27,439

Catalog: Italian Drawings 1780-1890, by Roberta J.M. Olson. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1980.

Other Venues: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, July 11–September 7, 1980
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, November 8, 1980–January 4, 1981