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The Baroque Woodcut
October 28, 2007 – March 30, 2008
West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier Galleries G23, G24, G25

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

Overview: 77 woodcuts, primarily from the collection of the National Gallery of Art, were presented in this exhibition of woodcuts of the 16th and 17th centuries. Included were works by artists Domenico Beccafumi, Giuseppe Scolari, and Jan Lievens as well as woodcuts resulting from a close collaboration between painters and woodblock cutters, such as prints created by Christoffel Jegher in association with Peter Paul Rubens and by Bartolomeo Coriolano in association with Guido Reni.

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

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by the Thaw Charitable Trust.

Attendance: 64,001

Image: Christoffel Jegher after Sir Peter Paul Rubens, The Infant Christ and Saint John Playing with the Lamb, woodcut, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1971.70.2

The Baroque Woodcut: Carving a Niche
Audio, Released: December 11, 2007, (7:13 minutes)
The Baroque Woodcut
Audio, Released: October 23, 2007, (56:26 minutes)