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Rosso Fiorentino: Drawings, Prints, and Decorative Arts

October 25, 1987 – January 3, 1988
West Building, Ground Floor, Central Gallery (3,500 sq. ft.)

Portrait of Rosso Fiorentino

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

Overview: 28 of the artist's drawings were shown together with 80 prints by other artists who used his compositions. Included were 3 maiolica and 3 enamel plates, 1 book, and 2 large tapestries from Vienna. This exhibition illustrated the influence of Rosso Fiorentino (1494-1540) during his Italian period and his last 10 years, spent at the French court of Fontainebleau. 32 lenders contributed.

Organization: Eugene A. Carroll of Vassar College was guest curator and H. Diane Russell was coordinator at the Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 125,623

Catalog: Rosso Fiorentino: Drawings, Prints, and Decorative Arts, by Eugene A. Carroll. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1987.

Rosso Fiorentino
Italian, 1494 - 1540