Detail of etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677)
A Celebration of Print: 500 Years of Graphic Art
Jan 29, 2011 – May 22, 2011Mellon Focus Gallery
This exhibition celebrates the extraordinary gift of approximately 10,000 prints from the collection of collector, connoisseur, and scholar Frank Raysor, who grew up in Richmond.
Admission is free
Over the past 35 years Raysor has amassed a collection which covers the history of printmaking, as seen in this exhibition, and which also contains special deep holdings in artists such as Charles Meryon, Félix Bracquemond, Seymour Haden and Wenceslaus Hollar. The collection will increase by one third the total number of objects in VMFA’s collection.
Fireworks at Hemissem, ca. 1650–51
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607–1677), Etching. Promised Gift of Frank Raysor, L.139.2010.10