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Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

September 17 – December 21, 2000
West Building, Main Floor, Dutch and Flemish Cabinet Galleries

Rembrandt van Rijn, Studies of the Head of Saskia and Others, 1636, etching, Rosenwald Collection, 1950.1.113

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

Overview: 43 illuminated manuscripts, paintings, enamels, bronze figurines, medals, and prints were included in this exhibition of small-scale portraits from the mid-15th to the 17th century, drawn mostly from the collection of The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Works from the National Gallery of Art and loans from other private and public collections were included as well. The exhibition was organized in four sections: English and French portraits, Dutch intimate portraits, devotional portraits, and political portraits.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Joaneath Spicer, The James A. Murnagham Curator of European Art at The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, and Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque paintings, National Gallery of Art, were the curators.

Sponsor: The brochure was made possible by Juliet and Lee Folger/The Folger Fund.

Attendance: 60,495

Brochure: Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, by Joaneath Spicer in conjunction with Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.