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Gallery Talk: Drawings to Prints

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Dr. Sarah Cantor, a Kress Interpretive Fellow, will present a gallery talk titled Drawings to Prints presented in conjunction with the exhibition of, A French Affair: Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection. The gallery talk is on Thursday, February 21, in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries starting at 5 p.m.

A French Affair: Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection will be on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from January 25 - March 29, 2019.

History, mythology, poetry, and portraiture provided a vast range of subject matter for French artists of the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. Drawn from the peerless holdings of The Horvitz Collection—one of the world’s most distinguished collections of Old Master and early modern French art—this two-part presentation features drawings by such celebrated artists as Charles Le Brun, Nicolas de Largillière, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Oudry and Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy Trioson, and a small complement of paintings by Fragonard and other 18th-century masters.The exhibition Imaging Text, the centerpiece of this presentation, is an impressive selection of over 50 drawings for book illustration. These highlight not only the creative inventiveness of the artists who formulated lavish visual imagery from the written word, but also the rich literary traditions of France and the vibrant book publishing industry they spawned.

Image: (detail) Hubert-François Gravelot (1699-1773), Massacre of the Huguenots on St. Bartholomew’s Day. © The Horvitz Collection. Photo: Michael Gould

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