David Murray Bequest Centenary 1908 – 2008

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David Murray Bequest Centenary 1908 – 2008


Art Gallery Of South Australia. (2008 – 2008)




Multi-artist exhibition. Located: Australia (SA). Prints, Drawings.

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The name David Murray is synonymous with the Gallery’s fine collection of prints and drawings. This year marks the centenary of his bequest to the Gallery – some 5,000 old master prints, which totally transformed the Gallery’s print collection. Prior to his bequest, the institution’s fledgling print collection contained only seventy-six items, being mainly British prints. David Murray’s collection was rich in European old master prints, so establishing a new collecting path for the Gallery. Highlights included German Renaissance prints by Albrecht Dürer and Hans Baldung Grien, Dutch and Flemish prints by Hendrick Goltzius, Rubens and Rembrandt, Italian prints by Mantegna, Marcantonio Raimondi and Castiglione, as well as an old master drawing of St Jerome by Giambattista Tiepolo. [Gallery media, 2009].

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11 Apr 2024