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The Etching Revival in Europe: Late Nineteenth-and Early-Twentieth Century French and British Prints
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 – Sunday, September 19, 2004
All forms of printmaking enjoyed periods of growth at various times during the 19th-century, but etching was practiced by such a vast number of artists with such creativity and freedom of expression that the era became known as “the etching revival.” James McNeill Whistler and his British brother-in-law, Francis Seymour Haden, were central figures in this international movement that invigorated an old printmaking technique. Examples of their work and that of many artists on both sides of the English Channel such as Charles Meryon, Edouard Manet, Jean François Millet, and Frank Brangwyn are part of this exhibition of more than 120 prints from the DIA collection.