We are pleased to offer a selection of works from the collection of the late print dealers Betty and Douglas Duffy, of The Bethesda Art Gallery, including dizzying portraits of New York City skyscrapers by Howard Cook, whose catalogue raisonné was authored by the Duffys. Other American artists that are well-represented by their prints: Gustave Baumann, George Bellows and Martin Lewis.
Modern European Works
Modern highlights include Pablo Picasso’s color linoleum cut Femme Nue Pechant des Truites a la Main, 1962; a scarce, early symbolist etching by Edvard Munch, Badende Kvinner, 1895; Joan Miró’s large-scale color aquatint Le Chef des Équipages, 1973; and a private European collection of livres d’artiste by Marc Chagall, including his stunning Cirque series, with 23 color lithographs, 1967.
Nineteenth-century standouts include a hand-colored impression of James Ensor’s etching La Vengeance de Hop-Frog, 1898—an allegorical image on the theme of class injustice based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe; an etching by the most productive of the Impressionist printmakers, Camille Pissarro, Femme vidant une Brouette, 1880, considered his most technically complex printed work; several important drypoints by Mary Cassatt; and a landscape drawing by Paul Gauguin, Paysage aux Meules, circa 1880, alongside several of his printed works.
Exhibition Open September 14–18
The exhibition is free to attend and open to the public. We welcome
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