ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2017—Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum can gain insight into Rembrandt’s famed “Hundred Guilder Print” at a free April 13 lecture by art historian Mark S. Weil. Officially titled Christ Preaching, the print reputedly earned its nickname from the large sum once paid for impressions of it.
The print is among the promised gift of more than 150 works of art assembled by Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark Weil over the course of some 25 years. More than 80 of those works—including Christ Preaching—are on view now in a free exhibition through July 30 in Galleries 234 and 235.
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The Weil collection is particularly rich in works on paper. In addition to etchings and drypoints by Rembrandt van Rijn, these include early Italian Renaissance engravings and an extraordinary group of prints by Albrecht Dürer. The Weil gift also expands the museum’s collection of old master sculptures by one third, and the exhibition includes a selection of Renaissance bronzes and terracottas.
Mark Weil is professor emeritus in department of art history and archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis. He served as chair of the department for 10 years and was director the Washington University Gallery of Art, which became the Kemper Art Museum.
The lecture will be followed by a conversation about art collecting. Mark Weil will be joined by art conservator Phoebe Dent Weil, as well as Judith W. Mann and Elizabeth Wyckoff, co-curators of Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection.
The April 13 lecture is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are in-person at the Museum’s Information Centers or through MetroTix, which charges a service fee of $3 per ticket.
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