October 24, 2021 – February 21, 2022
West Building, Ground Floor, Inner Tier
Supported by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust and written by Rena Hoisington, curator and head of old master prints at the National Gallery of Art, a book illustrated with rare works from the National Gallery’s collection of early aquatints accompanies the exhibition. It provides an engaging narrative about the medium’s flourishing as a cross-cultural and cosmopolitan phenomenon that contributed to the rise of art publishing, connoisseurship, leisure travel, and drawing instruction as well as the spread of neoclassicism.
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington
The exhibition is curated by Rena M. Hoisington, curator and head of the department of old master prints, National Gallery of Art.
The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.
Admission is always free and passes are not required