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Popular Prints of the 18th Century

DATES September 09, 1938 through October 17, 1938
ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT European Painting and Sculpture
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  • September 9, 1938 The Brooklyn Museum opens today an exhibition of Popular Prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries featuring Henry Wm. Bunbury, George Cruikshank, Forrique & Rotte, Francois Georgin, James Gillray, Wilhelm Reutor, Thomas Rowlandson and a number of prints by unknown artists. Hand colored etchings, lithographs, hand colored woodcuts, mezzotints, aquatints, and woodcuts and etchings in black and white are included. The prints are chiefly from the Brooklyn Museum collection. Eleven have been loaned by the Weyhe Gallery. Many of the prints are satirical and highly amusing, others are historical in subject. There is a reflected sentimentalism and romanticism characteristic of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1937 - 1939. 09-10_1938, 132.
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