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Paintings in Naples from Caravaggio to Giordano

February 13 – May 1, 1983
East Building, Concourse (18,000 sq. ft.)

Bernardo Cavallino, The Triumph of Galatea, c. 1650, oil on canvas, Patrons' Permanent Fund, 2000.61.1

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

Overview: Among the 163 paintings from 17th-century Naples were 6 by Caravaggio. The exhibition was organized by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici di Napoli in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts in London. A revised version of the exhibition was later shown in Paris, Turin, and Naples.

Organization: Clovis Whitfield and Jane Martineau were coordinators in London, and Sheldon Grossman in Washington. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by Fiat S.p.A., Turin, the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Rome, and an indemnity from the Federal Commission on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 108,907

Catalog: Painting in Naples from Caravaggio to Giordano, edited by Clovis Whitfield and Jane Martineau. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1983.