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Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
INC2970759 The Eruption of Vesuvius, 1771 (oil on canvas) by Volaire, Pierre Jacques (1729-c.1802); 116.8x242.9 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection; French, out of copyright
Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe is the first exhibition to exclusively examine view paintings—more or less faithful depictions of a given locale—that also depict contemporary historical events. Throughout the 1700s, rulers, princes, ambassadors, and religious dignitaries commissioned these extraordinary works to commemorate key moments in their personal and professional lives. Dramatically staged for the enjoyment of a wide range of spectators, and typicallyView more
$12/adults, $10 students and seniors, $6 children 6-17 and member guests, FREE for members and children under age 6