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The Art of Paolo Veronese, 1528-1588

November 13, 1988 – February 20, 1989
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 21 through 28

Veronese, The Martyrdom and Last Communion of Saint Lucy, c. 1582, oil on canvas, Gift of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1984.28.1

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

Overview: 50 paintings and 55 drawings were assembled from European and American museums and private collections to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Paolo Veronese. 2 altarpieces came directly from the churches in Venice for which they had been commissioned.

Organization: The curator was University of Maryland professor W.R. Rearick who, with Terisio Pignatti in Venice, also organized a related exhibition at the Cini Foundation, Venice. Beverly Louise Brown was the coordinator. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by Ford Motor Company and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 154,132

Catalog: The Art of Paolo Veronese 1528-1588, by W.R. Rearick with Terisio Pignatti. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.

Brochure: The Art of Paolo Veronese 1528-1588. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.

Italian, 1528 - 1588

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