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The Unfinished Print

June 3 – October 7, 2001
West Building, Ground Floor, East Outer Tier

Rembrandt van Rijn, Sheet with Two Studies: a Tree, and the Upper Part of a Head of the Artist Wearing a Velvet Cap, c. 1642, etching, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.7202

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

Overview: 106 prints, 1 volume, and 1 drawing in various stages of completion were selected for this exhibition, which explored the issue of aesthetic resolution in European printmaking from the 15th to the early 20th century. Hendrik Goltzius, Rembrandt van Rijn, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Paul Gauguin, and Edvard Munch were among the artists whose work was shown. The works were selected from the collection of the National Gallery of Art.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Peter Parshall, curator of old master prints, National Gallery of Art, was curator.

Attendance: 67,673

Catalog: The Unfinished Print, by Peter Parshall, Stacey Sell, and Judith Brodie. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2001.