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Scratching the Surface: Master Prints from the Charles Pendexter Gift
June 16, 2010 - September 12, 2010
John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery
"St. Jerome in the Wilderness", ca. 1496-97 by Albrecht Dürer , German, 1471-1528, engraving, Gift of Charles Pendexter, 2009.16.274

This exhibition features highlights of an incredible gift of prints, recently given to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from long-time friend and generous donor Charles Pendexter, current resident of Brunswick, Maine. 

The first in a planned series of exhibitions from the gift, this inaugural selection of a few highlights from the collection only "scratches the surface" of a rich resource. The works on view range in date from Albrecht Dürer's St. Jerome in Penitence of the late fifteenth century to Giorgio Morandi's poetic Still Life with Five Objects of the mid-twentieth. It includes iconic images of war, muscular examples of Dutch mannerist printmaking, and pastoral views of the English countryside.

"Dios la Perdone: y era su Madre (For Heaven's Sake: and it was her Mother), Caprichos, pl.16", 1799 by Francisco de Goya, Spanish, 1746-1828, etching and aquatint, Gift of Charles Pendexter, 2009.16.357
"The Circumcision (The Early Life of the Virgin, pl. 4)", 1594 by Hendrick Goltzius , Dutch, 1558-1617, engraving, Gift of Charles Pendexter, 2009.16.336