The Prince and the Paper. Masterworks from the Esterhazy Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, BudapestApril 1, 2011-July 2, 2011
Location: Rena (Fisch) and Robert Lewin Gallery
Artist: Carracci, Cranach, Durer, Fragonard, Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, and Veronese, among others
Curator: Meira Perry-Lehmann, Michael Bromberg Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings
Media: Prints and drawings
The first in a series of Israel Museum exhibitions showcasing private art collections that were donated to public institutions, this exhibition explores the collection of Nicolas II Esterhazy (1765-1833), a patron of the arts whose collection found its permanent home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. The exhibition will focus on 16th – 18th century prints and drawings of the German, Italian, French and Netherlandish schools, and features works by Carracci, Cranach, Durer, Fragonard, Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, and Veronese, among others.