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Gardens on Paper: Prints and Drawings, 1200-1900

April 1 – July 2, 1990
West Building, Ground Floor, Inner Tier

Auguste Lepère, The Pond in the Tuileries, 1898, color woodcut on laid paper, Gift of Gaillard F. Ravenel and Frances P. Smyth-Ravenel, 2000.7.26

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

Overview: A chronologically arranged selection of 115 works on paper and vellum from the National Gallery's collection illustrated the image of the garden. The works ranged from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The exhibition included woodcuts, engravings, etchings, aquatints, watercolors, pastels, manuscript leaves, and pen and ink drawings.

Organization: Virginia Tuttle Clayton, curator of old master drawings, was the exhibition curator.

Sponsor: Estée Lauder Inc. supported the exhibition.

Attendance: 80,713

Catalog: Gardens on Paper: Prints and Drawings, 1200-1900, by Virginia Tuttle Clayton. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1990.

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