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Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector

February 7 – June 20, 1982
East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest, Pod II (3,000 sq. ft.)

William Blake, Christ Appearing to His Disciples After the Resurrection, c. 1795, color print (monotype), hand-colored with watercolor and tempera, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.8995

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

Overview: 100 old master and modern prints and drawings were selected from the 22,000 works collected by Lessing J. Rosenwald from the mid-1920s until his death in June 1979. This memorial exhibition honored one of the Gallery's founding benefactors and its foremost donor of graphic arts.

Organization: The exhibition and catalogue were prepared by Ruth E. Fine, curator in the Gallery's department of graphic arts, and formerly curator of the collection when it was housed in a wing of Alverthorpe, Rosenwald's home in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Catalog: Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector, by Ruth E. Fine. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982.

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