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Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections

April 30, 2006 – January 2, 2007
West Building, Ground Floor, Central Galleries

Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Games on the Frozen River Ijssel, c. 1626, pen and black and gray ink with watercolor, gouache, and graphite on laid paper; laid down, Woodner Collection, Gift of Andrea Woodner, 2006.11.3

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

Overview: 111 drawings dating from the 14th to the 20th century were exhibited to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the arrival of the Woodner collections at the National Gallery of Art. The chronological presentation focused on old master drawings from the Renaissance and included works by Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, and Rembrandt van Rijn. An album page from Giorgio Vasari's own collection of Italian Renaissance drawings, Libro de' Disegni, Francisco de Goya's Mascaras crueles (Cruel Masks), and drawings by Pablo Picasso also were included. The Woodner Collections were formed by Ian Woodner and given to the National Gallery by Dian and Andrea Woodner beginning in 1991.

5 midday concerts featuring music from the 15th through the 18th century were given in the West Building Lecture Hall in honor of the exhibition.

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

Attendance: 430,106

Botticelli, Sandro
Italian, 1446 - 1510
Leonardo da Vinci
Italian, 1452 - 1519
Dürer, Albrecht
German, 1471 - 1528
Italian, 1483 - 1520
Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606 - 1669
Vasari, Giorgio
Italian, 1511 - 1574
Goya, Francisco
Spanish, 1746 - 1828
Picasso, Pablo
Spanish, 1881 - 1973