Online Exhibition - William Hogarth, Select Prints: A Private Collection
It is not an overstatement to characterize William Hogarth as pioneering and revolutionary. For his time he was avant-garde, cutting-edge, and shocking in his depiction of audacious subject matter. Trained as both a printmaker and painter, it was his prints that enabled him to reach and scandalize a domestic and international audience. Several series of his etchings – in particular, A Rake’s Progress, A Harlot’s Progress, Marriage à la Mode and Gin Street, Beer Lane – moralized, titillated, and with their massive popularity and commercial success brought Hogarth and English art its first widespread recognition beyond England’s own shores.
The material in this catalogue is the complete private collection of Hogarth prints formed by a discerning American collector, Herbert M. Schiller, M.D. Dr. Schiller did most of his buying in the 1990’s in London. The major sets and most of the major individual prints are represented.
Online Exhibition - Albrecht Dürer: Select Prints
Albrecht Dürer was the towering genius of the Northern Renaissance. Painter, draftsman, and printmaker, it was his prints in particular that served to spread his name, fame, and influence throughout the European world beginning in the late 15th century. This exhibition highlights innovations in all three of the techniques in printmaking during the time of Dürer – woodcut, engraving, and etching – as exemplified in some of his best known graphic masterpieces. It also celebrates the continued relevance of his iconic images.
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