Master Prints from the Lunder Collection
March 29, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Featuring works from Dürer to Van Gogh, Master Prints from the Lunder Collection highlights four hundred years of the finest achievements in printmaking. Inspired to create works of exceptional quality and technical mastery, printmakers have produced some of the most celebrated, evocative, and dramatic images in the history of art. Drawn primarily from recent acquisitions, this installation focuses on aesthetic trends, technical innovations, and the variety of working methods used by printmakers from the Renaissance to the turn of the twentieth century. Works on view include Dürer’s largest engraving, St. Eustace from 1501; Rembrandt’s best-known landscape, The Three Trees from 1643; a rare bound copy of the 1799 first edition of Goya’s Los Caprichos; selections from Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, published between 1856 and 1859; works from Whistler’s “Amsterdam Set” of 1889; and Van Gogh’s only etching, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, completed shortly before the artist’s death in 1890.
Banner Image: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Three Trees (detail), 1643. Etching with engraving and drypoint on ivory laid paper. Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 003.2014