The First Century of Printmaking, 1400-1500

The First Century of Printmaking, 1400-1500

The First Century of Printmaking, 1400-1500

The First Century of Printmaking, 1400-1500

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It is with justifiable pride that we present to The Art Institute of Chicago this exhibition of representative prints of the 15th Century. The choice of examples has been made with the utmost care from many of the greatest collections of prints in this country; several are shown here for the first time. Considering quality, scope and rarity, an exhibition, such as this one is, has never before been seen in the United States. It is a truly representative cross section of the graphic arts in the 15th Century.

Collectors and museums alike have been most generous in lending notable examples by contributing some of their most precious possessions. Our warmest thanks are due to: Mr. W. G. Russell Allen, Mr. Herbert Greer French, Mr. Carl W. Jones, as well as to the directors and curators of lending museums, Mr. Henry P. Rossiter, Curator of Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Mrs. Cecile B. Seiberling and Miss Una E. Johnson of the Brooklyn Museum; Mr. Henry Sayles Francis, Curator of Prints, The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Mr. Lessing J. Rosenwald's contributions were numerous. He collaborated extensively in editing the catalogue and in selecting the prints to be displayed and in every way has been an enthusiastic . . .

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