Meant to Be Shared: Selections from the Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints

December 18, 2015 all-day
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06510

Beginning in the late 1970s, philanthropist Arthur Ross (1910-2007) avidly collected works of art by some of the most renowned printmakers of the last three centuries. The Arthur Ross Collection eventually came to comprise more than 1,000 18th- to 20th-century Italian, Spanish, and French prints of the highest quality. Highlights include works by the first artist whom Ross collected, Francisco Goya; Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s views of 18th-century and ancient Rome, which reflect Ross’s love of classicism and the Eternal City; and Édouard Manet’s illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece The Raven.