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Drawings from the O'Neal Collection

March 7 – August 15, 1993
East Building, Ground Floor, Northeast, Pod I

Pietro Fancelli, Timotheus Playing the Lyre before Alexander and Thaïs in the Hall of the Palace at Persepolis, c. 1820, pen and brown ink with gray wash over black chalk and graphite, squared for transfer, on two joined sheets of wove paper, Gift of William B. O'Neal, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1991.150.21

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

Overview: A selection of 58 European, British, and American drawings featured work dating from the 16th to the 20th century. They were part of a gift and promised gift of more than 300 drawings from William B. O'Neal to the National Gallery. Architectural and theatrical drawings were among the exhibition's highlights.

Organization: Co-curators were Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator of old master drawings, and Judith Brodie, associate curator of drawings.

Attendance: 110,499

Catalog: Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, by Margaret Morgan Grasselli et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1993.