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Six Centuries/Six Artists

February 2 – May 4, 1997
East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest

Jacques Villon, The Cards (Les cartes), 1903, color etching and aquatint on wove paper, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1985.64.180

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

Overview: 133 graphic works by Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Dürer, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, François Boucher, William Blake, and Jacques Villon, ranging from the 15th through the 20th century, were chosen from the collection of the National Gallery. Each of 6 rooms was devoted to the prints, drawings, and illustrated books of one artist, showcasing the museum's graphics collections and including many recent acquisitions and several promised gifts.

Organization: The works were selected by Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon senior curator at the National Gallery.

Attendance: 62,830

Blake, William
British, 1757 - 1827
Boucher, François
French, 1703 - 1770
Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto
Italian, 1609 - 1664
Dürer, Albrecht
German, 1471 - 1528
Schongauer, Martin
German, 1450 - 1491
Villon, Jacques
French, 1875 - 1963