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Putnam Memorial Exhibition of Prints in Brooklyn Museum

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  • September 16, 1939: Ten exhibitions are already on the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition schedule for the 1939-1940 season. As an opener, in order to be current with the style news, an exhibition of a more or less preliminary character opened on Saturday, September 9th, called Style Foundations--Corsets and Fashions of Yesterday and Today, to run through October 1st.

    The first exhibition of the season opens on Friday, September 22nd, and will be called “Long Island in the 70’s". It will be a showing of some 160 prints of Brooklyn and Long Island scenes taken from a collection of over 2000 negatives of scenes in Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and the Hudson Valley, taken by George B. Brainard and acquired by the Museum twenty years ago. Only recently these negatives were brought to light by the Photographic Department. It will exhibit a cross section of the Long Island subjects and will demonstrate the character of the hundreds of records that Brainard made during his busy photographing days. Closing date is October 8th.

    In memory of William A. Putnam, who made possible the Museum’s Print Room, an exhibition will be arranged to be called “The Putnam Memorial Print Exhibition” to run from October 7th through the 29th. It will consist of prints by Rembrandt, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Putnam, and other graphic material from the Brooklyn Museum collection.

    The year’s accessions will be put on view from Saturday, October 14th, through Sunday, the 29th.1 This will be followed by the first large comprehensive show of the season which will be as complete a collection as possible of masks, drawing for the most part from the Museum’s own possessions. The masks are to be shown in groups according to use. The exhibition will run from Tuesday, October 24th, to Monday, January 1st.

    Following will be a watercolor exhibition which will form a memorial to both George Pearse Ennis and Paul L. Gill. This will be shown from Saturday, November 4th, through Sunday, November 26th. This is the last opening scheduled for the calendar year. After the first of the year on Wednesday, January 17th, there will be an extensive showing of the work of Eastman Johnson to run through Sunday, February 25th. Work has been under way for several months to collect examples of this painter that have not been shown before.

    On February 9th an exhibition of etchings by Rodolphe Bresdin will be put on view through Sunday, March 31st.

    The second large exhibition of the year will be a complete costume show, drawn, as the mask exhibition will be, principally from the Museum’s own collection. This exhibition will open on Tuesday, March 12th, and continue through Sunday, May 5th.

    The last exhibition to open this season according to the present schedule will be that of Brooklyn Artists, which will be on view from Friday, April 5th, to Sunday, the 28th. From time to time there will be small special exhibitions that will take form during the season.


    LIST BELOW, ABOVE INFORMATION IN TABULAR FORM
    Style Foundations---Corsets and Fashions of Yesterday and Today. September 9th through October 1st.
    Photographs by George B. Brainard. “Long Island in the 70s.” September 22nd through October 8th.
    Putnam Memorial Print Exhibition. October 7th through October 29th.
    Recent Accessions. October 14th through October 29th.
    Masks, October 24th through January 1st.
    George Pearse Ennis and Paul L. Gill Watercolor Exhibition. November 4th through November 26th.
    Eastman Johnson Exhibition. January 17th through February 25th.
    Rodolphe Bresdin Exhibition. February 9th through March 31st.
    Costume Show. March 12th through May 5th.
    Brooklyn Artists. April 5th through April 28th.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 07-09/1939, 204-5. View Original 1 . View Original 2

  • September 21, 1939: A Print Room exhibition showing a cross section of the print collection of the Brooklyn Museum will be put on view Saturday, October 7th, to run through Sunday, October 29th. It will be called “The Putnam Memorial Print Exhibition” as the largest group by one artist in the show will be etchings by Rembrandt collected by. Mr. and Mrs. Wil1iam A. Putnam and now the property of the Museum. Mrs. Putnam made the Museum’s Print Room and its facilities possible by a gift of funds for the purpose as a memorial to her husband. The forthcoming exhibition will be the Print Room’s second anniversary.

    This cross section will consist for the greater part of XIXth and XXth Century prints, but there will be milestones of the preceding periods beginning with the Museum’s Rembrandts. These with the bulk of the exhibition will be shown in the Balcony Gallery. There will also be a few followers of Rembrandt, Italian and Spanish Baroque masters, such as Ribera, Tiepolo and Canaletto. This work along with the Goyas will lead to the beginning of the XIXth Century Impressionist movement. The Goyas shown will be from one of the finest sets of Los Caprichos that exists. The binding in which the set was bound, together with the finest of the impressions, will be on view.

    There will also be early and late lithographs and wood engravings by Honore Daumier and one of the large lithographs by Manet. The XVIIIth Century English School will he represented by some exceptionally fine engraver’s proofs of mezzotints by Green, Earlom and others, given to the Museum by Mrs. Joseph Epes Brown in 1918.

    French impressionists and post-impressionists will be included, and the German School, which has recently been much discussed under the label “degenerate art”, will be represented in sufficient quantity to make study possible. Examples of abstract art are to be represented by a number of prints which show characteristic contemporary trends in experiments with new media and the modern illustrated book stressed, as many of the great contemporary artists have done some of their best graphic work for books. Among the editions, a few of those issued by the late Ambroise Vollard will be exhibited.

    In another gallery, called the Print Gallery, there will be a small, choice showing of modern drawings including Van Gogh’s highly finished study for the “Cypresses,” a Cezanne landscape and “Head of a Boy” by Picasso.

    (The Museum is most easily reached from Manhattan by the I.R.T. Subway, The Broadway (West Side) line goes directly to the Brooklyn Museum-Eastern Parkway Station. By the Lexington (East Side) line, change at Nevins Street for a West Side train across same platform. Running time approx4mately 30 minutes from Times Square and Grand Central.)

    The Museum is open daily throughout the year 10 to 5; Sundays, 1 to 5. Mondays and Fridays, adults 25 cents, children 10 cents; other days free.

    CURRENT EVENTS FOR CALENDAR EDITOR

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 07-09/1939, 215-6. View Original 1 . View Original 2

  • September 21, 1939: A Print Room exhibition showing a cross section of the print collection of the Brooklyn Museum will be put on view Saturday, October 7th, to run through Sunday, October 29th. It will be called “The Putnam Memorial Print Exhibition” as the largest group by one artist in the show will be etchings by Rembrandt collected by. Mr. and Mrs. Wil1iam A. Putnam and now the property of the Museum. Mrs. Putnam made the Museum’s Print Room and its facilities possible by a gift of funds for the purpose as a memorial to her husband. The forthcoming exhibition will be the Print Room’s second anniversary.

    This cross section will consist for the greater part of XIXth and XXth Century prints, but there will be milestones of the preceding periods beginning with the Museum’s Rembrandts. These with the bulk of the exhibition will be shown in the Balcony Gallery. There will also be a few followers of Rembrandt, Italian and Spanish Baroque masters, such as Ribera, Tiepolo and Canaletto. This work along with the Goyas will lead to the beginning of the XIXth Century Impressionist movement. The Goyas shown will be from one of the finest sets of Los Caprichos that exists. The binding in which the set was bound, together with the finest of the impressions, will be on view.

    There will also be early and late lithographs and wood engravings by Honore Daumier and one of the large lithographs by Manet. The XVIIIth Century English School will he represented by some exception¬ally fine engraver’s proofs of mezzotints by Green, Earlom and others, given to the Museum by Mrs. Joseph Epes Brown in 1918.

    French impressionists and post-impressionists will be included, and the German School, which has recently been much discussed under the label “degenerate art”, will be represented in sufficient quantity to make study possible. Examples of abstract art are to be represented by a number of prints which show characteristic contemporary trends in experiments with new media and the modern illustrated book stressed, as many of the great contemporary artists have done some of their best graphic work for books. Among the editions, a few of those issued by the late Ambroise Vollard will be exhibited.

    In another gallery, called the Print Gallery, there will be a small, choice showing of modern drawings including Van Gogh’s highly finished study for the “Cypresses,” a Cezanne landscape and “Head of a Boy” by Picasso.


    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 09-10/1939, 224. View Original

  • September 30, 1939: An exhibition called “The Putnam Memorial Print Exhibition” is being arranged by the Brooklyn Museum Print Department to be on view at the Museum from Saturday, October 7th, through Sunday, October 29th. It will present a cross-section of the Museum’s print collection and will include a group of Rembrandt etchings collected and given to the Museum by Mr. and Mrs. William A. Putnam. Mrs. Putnam also made possible the institution’s modernly equipped print room by a gift in the form of a memorial to her husband.

    (NOTE TO ART WRITERS: A more comprehensive release will be sent you early next week together with the earliest date the show can be seen.)

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 09-10/1939, 223. View Original

  • Date unknown, approximately 1939: Arrangements for reviewers:

    It will be possible to see the above exhibition in frames along the wall, or possibly hung, Tuesday morning, October 3rd. Catalogue lists will also be available then. The exhibition opens Saturday, October 7th.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 09-10/1939, 225. View Original

  • Date unknown, approximately 1939: A Print Room exhibition showing a cross section of the print collection of the Brooklyn Museum will be put on view Saturday, October 7th, to run through Sunday, October 29th. It will be called “The Putnam Memorial Print Exhibition” as the largest group by one artist in the show will be etchings by Rembrandt collected by. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Putnam and now the property of the Museum. Mrs. Putnam made the Museum’s Print Room and its facilities possible by a gift of funds for the purpose as a memorial to her husband. The forthcoming exhibition will be the Print Room’s second anniversary.

    This cross section will consist for the greater part of XIXth and XXth Century prints, but there will be milestones of the preceding periods beginning with the Museum’s Rembrandts. These with the bulk of the exhibition will be shown in the Balcony Gallery. There will also be a few followers of Rembrandt, Italian and Spanish Baroque masters, such as Ribera, Tiepolo and Canaletto. This work along with the Goyas will lead to the beginning of the XIXth Century Impressionist movement. The Goyas shown will be from one of the finest sets of Los Caprichos that exists. The binding in which the set was bound, together with the finest of the impressions, will be on view.

    There will also be early and late lithographs and wood engravings by Honore Daumier and one of the large lithographs by Manet. The XVIIIth Century English School will he represented by some exceptionally fine engraver’s proofs of mezzotints by Green, Earlom and others, given to the Museum by Mrs. Joseph Epes Brown in 1918.

    French impressionists and post-impressionists will be included, and the German School, which has recently been much discussed under the label “degenerate art”, will be represented in sufficient quantity to make study possible. Examples of abstract art are to be represented by a number of prints which show characteristic contemporary trends in experiments with new media and the modern illustrated book stressed, as many of the great contemporary artists have done some of their best graphic work for books. Among the editions, a few of those issued by the late Ambroise Vollard will be exhibited.

    In another gallery, called the Print Gallery, there will be a small, choice showing of modern drawings including Van Gogh’s highly finished study for the “Cypresses,” a Cezanne landscape and “Head of a Boy” by Picasso.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 09-10/1939, 231. View Original

  • Date unknown, approximately 1939: LIST OF PRINTS IN BROOKLYN MUSEUM
    PUTNAM MEMORIAL EXHIBITION-October 7th through October 29th.

    ARMS John Taylor
    Basilica of the Madelina, Vezelay

    TENRIETH, C.
    City Hall of Brooklyn

    BACON, Peggy
    Belinda

    BECKMAN, Max
    Bridge
    Christ in the Desert

    BIDDLE, George
    Twenty-Three Little Women

    BONINGTON, Richard
    Tour du Gros Horloge, Evreux

    BONNARD, Pierre
    La Blanchisseuse

    CANALE, Antonio
    Panorama d’une Ville Baignee par une Riviere

    CASSATT, Mary
    The Fitting
    La Toilette
    Coiffure

    CASTELLON, Federico
    Landscape in Spain

    CHAGALL, Marc
    Illustration for a Russian

    CHARLOT, Jean
    Mama Spanks
    Builders No. 2

    CHIRICO, Georgio de
    Mediterranee

    CLERK OF ELDIN, John
    Kirk Liston & Melville Castle
    Adam’s Hut & Castle on Lake

    CRUIKSHANK, George
    Election Ball
    A Game of Chess
    The Folly of Crime

    DAUMIER, Honore
    Rue Pierre Lescot

    DAVIES, Arthur B.
    Growth of Spring

    DEGAS, Edgar
    Au Louvre, Musee des Antiques

    DEHN, Adolf
    We Men

    DELACROIX, Eugene
    Lion do l’Atlas

    LENIS, Maurice
    Sur lo Canape d’Argent Pale

    DURER, Albrecht
    Descent into Limbo

    DWIGHT, Mabel
    American Mansion

    EARLOM, Richard
    Concert of Birds after Mario di Fiori

    EVENEPOEL, Renri
    Woman and Child

    FRIESZ, Achi1les
    Toulon

    GAUGUIN, Paul
    Changement de Residence
    Projet d’Assiette

    GOTTHOLD, Schuh
    Photograph of Georges Braque in his studio

    GROSSMAN, Rudolph
    Interior of Room with Six People

    HART, George Overbury “Pop”
    Poultry Man
    Market Place, Santiago

    HAYTER, Stanley Wil1iam
    Horse and Buildings

    HECKEL, Erich
    Three Figures in a Native Dance

    ISABEY, Jean Baptiste
    Portrait of a Lady with Veil

    JACQUEMMRT, Jules
    Verre de Cristal de Roche

    KYOSAI, Kawanabe
    Two Crows

    KENT, Rockwell
    Sermilik, Fjord

    KIRCHNER, Ernst Ludwig
    Head of Doris (Kopf Doris)

    KOLLOWITZ, Kathe
    Portrait of Woman in Blue Blouse

    LALAUZE, Adolphe
    Autour du Piano after painting by Jean Beraud

    LAMI, Eugene
    Suspension D’Armes
    Bivouac sur la Lisiere d’un Bois

    LE CORBUSIER
    Set of Four Lithographs No. 1

    LEYDEN, Lucas van
    The Daughter of Herodias with the Head of John the Baptist

    LIMBACH, Russell T.
    The Crow Tree

    LIST OF PUNTS IN BROOKLYN Page 2

    MAILLOL, Aristide
    Femme, Vue a Mi-Corps

    MANET, Edouard
    Guerre Civile

    MATISSE, Henri
    Hue Assise

    MELZER, Moritz
    White Horse with Nude Figures

    MENZEL, Adolf von
    Portrait of Moliere

    MERYON, Charles
    Le Petit Pont

    MUNCH, Edvard
    Madonna

    NANTEUIL, Celestin
    Soldats Jouant aux Des

    OROZCO, Jose
    Clemente - Study for a Mural

    PECHSTEIN, Max
    Woman in Waves
    Head of Man with Closed Eyes
    Mother and Child

    PECK, Augustus
    Clown as a Fireman

    PLOOS VAN AMSTEL, Cornelis
    Portrait of a Man, after Cornelis Visscher

    MACHOU, Henri
    Panneau Decoratif

    REDON, Odilon
    Et un autre ange sortit du Temple qui est le ciel

    REMBRANDT, Harmensz
    Abraham casting out Hagar and Ishmae1
    A Peasant in a High Cap
    Peasant Family on the Tramp
    Jan Uytenbogart receives General (Gold Weigher)
    Christ Healing the Sick
    Death of the Virgin
    Lieven Millemsz van Coppenol
    Ephraim Bonus, Jewish Physician
    Jan Six
    The Three Trees
    Canal with large boat and bridge
    Rembrandt drawing at a window
    The Ange1 appearing to Shepherds
    Jews in a Synagogue
    Triumph of Mordecai
    The Windmill

    RENOIR, Auguste
    Pierre Renoir de Face

    RIBERA, Giuseppa
    The Poet

    RODIN, Auguste
    Victor Hugo de Trois Quart

    ROLFS, Christian
    Head of a Woman

    ROUAULT, Georges
    Self Portrait

    ROUSSEL, K. Xavier
    Dans la Neige

    SEGONZAC, Andre
    La Troille Muscate de Collette

    SCHANKER, Louis
    Abstraction

    SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF, Karl
    Girl with vase of Flowers

    SCHUPPEN, Pieter van
    Simeon Joseph de Barbot de Lardienne

    TIEPOLO, Giovanni
    Battista - Magician Seated and
    Observing the Skulls

    TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri
    La Petit Loge
    Mlle. Lender, en Buste

    TURNER, Joseph Mallord W.
    Basic

    VALLOTON, Felix
    Le Bain

    VUILLARD, Edouard
    La Cuisiniere
    Terrasse do Cafe, La Nuit

    WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeil
    The Thames

    WILSON, Stanley
    Summer

    LIST OF DRAWINGS IN BROOKLYN MUSEUM
    PUTNAM MEMORIAL EXHIBITION-October 7th through October 29th

    CRUIKSHANK, George
    Ophelia at Home

    DEGAS, Edgar
    Danc ers

    DELACROIX, Eugene
    Lioness devouring a Rabbitt

    VAN GOGH, Vincent
    Cypressess

    I. G.
    Portrait of Cruikshank

    GREENSTEIN, Benjamin
    Torso in half reclining position

    GUYS, Constantin
    Cavaliers
    Ca1eche I
    Deux Femmes
    Caleche II

    HOMER, Winslow
    The Unruly Calf

    JOHN, Augustus
    Head of a Man

    KLEE, Paul
    Portrait of Woman

    NASMYTH, Patrick
    Study of Trees

    PECHSTEIN, Max
    Circle of Dancing Nudes

    PHILIPPON, Charles
    Soult et Gérard

    PICASSO, Pablo
    Tete de Jeune Homme

    RODIN, Auguste
    Reclining Nude, forshortened
    Nude Dancer facing left

    SOGLOW, Otto
    Cartoon

    TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de
    Portrait of Comtesse Adele Toulouse-Lautrec


    LIST OF BOOKS IN BROOKLYN MUSEUM
    PUTNAM MEMORIAL EXHIBITION-October 7th through October 29th

    CHARLOT, Jean
    Picture Book

    CHASE, William Merritt
    Sketch Book

    DUFY, Raoul
    Mon Docteur Le Vin

    GIFFORD, Sanford Robinson
    Sketch Book

    GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francesco
    Los Caprichos
    Los Caprichos (3 or 4 prints)

    PASCIN, Jules
    Aus Den Memoiren des Herrn von Schmabelewopsky von Heinrich Heine

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 09-10/1939, 239-241. View Original 1 . View Original 2 . View Original 3

  • October 16, 1939: To Reviewers:

    From the results we draw the conclusion that the release about the Putnam Memorial Print Exhibition apparently told the story so completely that reviewers have found it unnecessary to come to the Museum and give us a critical estimate. This is rather disappointing to the Museum as we take this opportunity to demonstrate to the public for the first time now complete and useful a print collection we now have. We would still appreciate it very much if you would find it possible to call and give us a review.
    For the first time in the history of the Museum’s Print Department we have been able to give a comprehensive cross-section of the history of 19th and 20th century printmaking in Europe and the U.S.A. through material from the Museum’s permanent collection. This collection today ranks among the first in the 19th and 20th century print field. Museums throughout the country have, in the last few years, drawn heavily on the Museum’s Collection for contributions to exhibitions.

    It contains many important prints that will not be found in other collections in this country. Such outstanding drawings as Van Gogh’s Cypresses are among the more recent acquisitions of the Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings., The finest copy of Goya’s Caprichos and the most important group of lithographs by Lautrec in the U.S.A. are among the high spots of our collection.

    CARL O. SCHNIEWIND
    Curator of Prints and Drawings


    ARTHUR H. TORREY
    Publicity

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