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Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

November 14, 2004 – June 6, 2005
West Building, Ground Floor, Central Galleries

Paul Sandby, Dawn in Luton Park, 1763/1765, watercolor and gouache with pen and ink over graphite on two sheets of joined laid paper; laid down on 19th-century mount, Paul Mellon Fund, 2001.117.1

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

Overview: This exhibition presented 140 drawings, watercolors, pastels, prints, and illustrated books acquired by the National Gallery of Art during the previous five years. Organized chronologically from the 15th through the 20th century, the exhibition included works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, and Roy Lichtenstein, among many others.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Curator for the exhibition was Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon senior curator, with the assistance of Judith Brodie, curator of modern prints and drawings, Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator of old master drawings, and Peter Parshall, curator of old master prints at the National Gallery.

Attendance: 293,879

Altdorfer, Albrecht
German, 1480 - 1538
Diebenkorn, Richard
American, 1922 - 1993
Dürer, Albrecht
German, 1471 - 1528
Ligon, Glenn
American, 1960 -
O'Keeffe, Georgia
American, 1887 - 1986
Perugino, Pietro
Italian, 1450 - 1523
Picasso, Pablo
Spanish, 1881 - 1973
Ribera, Jusepe de
Spanish, 1591 - 1652
Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606 - 1669
Sandby, Paul
British, 1731 - 1809
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
French, 1864 - 1901