Eighteenth-Century Drawings from the Collection of Mrs. Gertrude Laughlin Chanler
June 20 – September 6, 1982
East Building, Ground Floor, Northeast, Pod I (2,000 sq. ft.)
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: Among the 25 drawings were 6 by François Boucher, 6 by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and others by their contemporaries. Also included were 4 books. Between 1912 and 1935, Irwin Boyle Laughlin (1871-1941), prominent Washingtonian and former ambassador to Spain, had assembled a collection of drawings that passed to his daughter Gertrude Laughlin Chanler in 1958. Selections had been shown at the Gallery in 1944, and the same collection in 1967.
Organization: The exhibition was coordinated by Margaret Morgan Grasselli.
Catalog: Eighteenth-Century Drawings from the Collection of Mrs. Gertrude Laughlin Chanler, by Margaret Morgan Grasselli. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982.