“Guillaume Lethière” at The Clark Art Institute


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“Guillaume Lethière,” at our partner institution The Clark Art Institute, features some eighty works, celebrating Lethière’s career and shedding new light on the presence and reception of Caribbean artists in France during his lifetime. The exhibition, organized in partnership with the Musée du Louvre, includes “The Landscape Album” of more than ninety drawings by the artist. The album, part of the Clark’s permanent collection, features walled Italianate cities, botanical studies, and sweeping vistas. These works were likely executed by Lethière during his time in Rome, first as a student and later as the director of the Académie de France. On view until October 14, the album also contains work by contemporaries and friends, attesting to the friendships Lethière forged in Rome.

 

(Image: Guillaume Lethière, “City view from an arch (Vue urbaine depuis une arche) (recto),” pen and brown ink and wash and black chalk, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA)