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Pastels of the Eighteenth Century: Recent Acquisitions

August 6 – September 26, 2004
East Building, Ground Floor, Reception Room

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, The Well-Loved Mother, 1765, pastel with red, black, and white chalks and stumping on light golden-brown laid paper, New Century Fund, 2000.15.1

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

Overview: 7 18th-century pastels recently acquired by the National Gallery were shown in this exhibition. Included were works by Jean-Étienne Liotard, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and John Singleton Copley.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator of old master drawings at the National Gallery, coordinated the exhibition.

Bornet, Claude
French, 1733 - 1804
Copley, John Singleton
American, 1738 - 1815
Greuze, Jean-Baptiste
French, 1725 - 1805
Labille-Guiard, Adélaïde
French, 1749 - 1803
Liotard, Jean-Étienne
Swiss, 1702 - 1789
Russell, John
British, 1745 - 1806