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Dr. Elizabeth Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints at Harvard Art Museums, will present a lecture titled, "Painters, Printers, and Publishers: French Book Illustration in the 18th Century." The lecture will be on Wednesday, March 6, at 5 p.m. in the Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A French Affair: Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection. This event is part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, and funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation.

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 comprehensive collections of early modern French art—this exhibition features paintings and drawings in all these genres by such celebrated artists as Charles Le Brun, Nicolas de Largillière, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Oudry and Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy Trioson. The impressive selection of over 50 drawings, some exhibited with related prints, focuses on a particular category—designs for book illustration—thereby highlighting 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) Charles-Nicolas Cochin, The Angel Gabriel Announcing the Birth of St. John the Baptist, 1782. © The Horvitz Collection. Photo: Michael Gould

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