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Dutch Figure Drawings from the Seventeenth Century

April 1 – June 13, 1982
East Building, Mezzanine, Northwest, Pod II (3,000 sq. ft.)

Jan Lievens, River God with an Eagle, pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk on laid paper, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1981.32.1

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

Overview: 100 watercolors and drawings represented figure studies by Rembrandt van Rijn, Hendrik Goltzius, Willem Buytewech, Jacques de Gheyn, and their contemporaries.

Organization: The works were assembled by Peter Schatborn, curator of drawings at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. 3 additional works were selected from the Gallery's holdings by Andrew Robison and Arthur Wheelock Jr., in collaboration with Schatborn.

Sponsor: The catalogue was supported by a contribution from the Cultural Affairs and Information Bureau of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Attendance: 88,548

Catalog: Dutch Figure Drawings from the Seventeenth Century, by Peter Schatborn. The Hague: Government Publishing Office, 1981.

Other Venues: Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam, December 19, 1981–February 21, 1982