Prints of the 17th and 18th Centuries

April 30, 1962 - May 26, 1962

This is the second in a series of three exhibitions intended to illustrate the history of European prints. The Baroque and Rococo styles which dominate these two centuries are closely related, the more vigorous Baroque being the father of the delicate Rococo. There is a love action which ranges from the vigor of van Ostade or the young Rembrandt to the refined gestures of Tiepolo or St. Aubin. A sense of space within the picture is almost universally found; in Claude, Rembrandt, and Piranesi there is an especially rich and convincing rendering of depth. Rembrandt is of such importance that a third of the exhibition is devoted to his interpretation of Biblical subjects, landscapes, portraiture and genre. This exhibition is possible due to the generous cooperation of the lending institutions, including: The National Gallery of Art, Fogg Museum, Davison Art Center, and The Pierpont Morgan LIbrary.