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The Saint Anne Altarpiece by Gerard David

January 26 – May 10, 1992
West Building, Gallery 41A

Gerard David and Workshop, The Saint Anne Altarpiece: Saint Anne with the Virgin and Child [middle panel], c. 1500/1520, oil on panel, Widener Collection, 1942.9.17.b

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

Overview: This focus exhibition of The Saint Anne Altarpiece by Gerard David featured 3 panels belonging to the National Gallery and 6 smaller panels that were loans from the National Galleries of Scotland and the Toledo Museum of Art. The smaller panels are generally agreed to be part of the original altarpiece. Also on view were photographs of hypothetical reconstructions of the panels, and infrared reflectography of the underdrawings of those in the National Gallery.

Organization: The panels of the triptych were restored prior to the exhibition by Cathy A. Metzger, conservator for the systematic catalogue, National Gallery of Art. The exhibition curator was John Hand, curator of northern Renaissance paintings at the National Gallery.

Attendance: 73,484

Brochure: The Saint Anne Altarpiece by Gerard David, by John Oliver Hand. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1992.

David, Gerard
Netherlandish, 1460 - 1523