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Guercino: Master Painter of the Baroque

March 15 – May 17, 1992
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 72 through 81, Lobby D

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, 1649, oil on canvas, Patrons' Permanent Fund, 1986.17.2

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

Overview: This first American survey of Guercino paintings included 59 works from the National Gallery and from other public and private collections. The exhibition was organized in honor of the 400th anniversary of the artist's birth.

A recorded tour of the exhibition was narrated by Diane De Grazia. A special lecture series and slide lectures on Guercino and his contemporaries were presented in March and April. The exhibition was shown in conjunction with Guercino: Drawings from Windsor Castle.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, and the National Gallery of Art. Diane De Grazia, curator of southern baroque painting, National Gallery of Art, selected the paintings to be shown at the Gallery in consultation with Sir Denis Mahon, a renowned expert on Guercino.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by The Florence Gould Foundation and supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 82,893

Catalog: Guercino: Master Painter of the Baroque, by Sir Denis Mahon with contributions by Andrea Emiliani, Diane De Grazia, and Sybille Ebert-Schifferer. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1992.

Brochure: Guercino: Master Painter of the Baroque, by David M. Stone. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1992.

Other Venues: Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, July 6–November 10, 1991
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, December 2, 1991–February 9, 1992

Italian, 1591 - 1666
Guercino: Drawings from Windsor Castle
March 15 – May 17, 1992