Shimmerings of Light, Mysteries of Shadow: The Etching Revival of the 19th Century

This exhibition begins with three works by Rembrandt, but then focuses on the artists of the 19th-century “etching revival,” including such masters of the medium as James McNeill Whistler, Charles Meryon, and Samuel Palmer. The works illustrate how etching, which required the artist to use line alone, introduced a new way of both drawing and perceiving the world.

34 prints
$5,000 rental fee, plus shipping and insurance, 10 weeks
140-170 linear feet

James McNeill Whistler, San Biagio, 1879, etching and drypoint.