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The Age of Bruegel: Netherlandish Drawings of the Sixteenth Century

November 7, 1986 – January 18, 1987
East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest, Pod II (3,500 sq. ft.)

Hans Bol, Winter Landscape with Skaters, c. 1584/1586, pen and brown ink and wash on laid paper, Gift of Robert H. and Clarice Smith, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1991.15.1

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

Overview: 123 Dutch and Flemish drawings, including works by Hieronymus Bosch, Gerard David, Pieter Bruegel, and Hendrik Goltzius, were shown. This survey was drawn from American and European collections.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by John Hand and Martha Wolff of the National Gallery, William W. Robinson of the Morgan Library, and J. Richard Judson of the University of North Carolina.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by Shell Companies, Inc., Unilever United States, Inc., an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Attendance: 77,964

Catalog: The Age of Bruegel: Netherlandish Drawings in the Sixteenth Century, by John Oliver Hand, J. Richard Judson, William W. Robinson, and Martha Wolff. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1986.

Bruegel the Elder, Pieter
Netherlandish, 1525 - 1569