Exhibition

David Teniers And The Theatre of Painting

19 Oct 2006 – 21 Jan 2007

The Courtauld Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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  • Charing Cross/Temple/Holborn
  • Waterloo/Charing Cross

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This exhibition tells the story of one of the most remarkable artistic enterprises of the 17th century: David Teniers' publication in 1660 of the Theatrum Pictorium or 'Theatre of Painting', the first illustrated printed catalogue of a major paintings collection. With loans from the Museo del Prado, the Royal Collection, the National Gallery of Ireland, Glasgow Museums and the British Library, the exhibition will give an in-depth account of this influential project which provided the foundations for the modern catalogue and documented one of the greatest princely collections ever assembled.

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