Wednesday, February 13, 2008

John White Art on Display at Yale

The Yale Center for British Art's spring exhibit, "A New World: England's First View of America," will feature "nearly one hundred works, including all of [John] White's drawings of the Algonquian Indians; his maps and charts; watercolors of the Inuit; North American and West Indian plants and animals; depictions of ancient Britons; and associated works by his contemporaries. It will also include rare maps, manuscripts, and printed works related to early European voyages of exploration to America from Yale collections and elsewhere, including the Pierpont Morgan Library, the New York Public Library, and a number of private collections."

This exhibit "has been organized by the British Museum, which houses the complete collection of White's work, and curated by Kim Sloan, Francis Finlay Curator of the Enlightenment Gallery and Curator of British Drawings and Watercolours before 1880 at the British Museum. The organizing curator at the Center is Elisabeth Fairman, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts." It will run from 6 March through 1 June.

Many of White's watercolors can be found in digital form here.

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