Prints represent our largest holding with more than 3000 images that span the history of the medium from the 15th century to the present day. The Old Master collection includes works by Hans Baldung, Lucas van Leyden, and Andrea Mantegna from the 15th century; works by Hans Sebald Beham, Agostino Caracci, Hendrik Goltzuis, George Pencz, and Jan Sadeler from the 16th century; and from the 17th century, works by Jan Both, Jacques Callot, Cornelius Dusart, Claude Gellée, and Jacob von Ruisdael, among others.
An extensive two-volume scrapbook of prints by William Hogarth contains over 200 impressions by and after the artist. Other examples of 18th century printmaking are by Boucher, Tiepolo, Canaletto, and Piranesi.
The collection of 19th century prints includes 675 impressions by European and American masters, among them Francisco Goya’s Disasters of War etchings and Honoré Daumier’s satirical lithographs are notable early and mid-century prints. Works by James McNeill Whistler, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Aubrey Beardsley round out the century and provide a sampling of late-century styles ranging from Impressionism to Art Nouveau.
With over 1600 works, the 20th century print collection is the most extensive. German Expressionism is represented in works by Beckmann, Corinth, Dix, Grosz, Heckel, Kirchner, and Kollwitz, among others. We have Modernist prints by Europeans Arp, Chagall, Lipschitz, Matisse, Masson, Magritte, Miro, Picasso, and Rouault; and Americans Baskin, Benton, Bellows, Burchfield, Cadmus, Calder, Davies, Landacre, Marsh,Feininger, Hayter, Pennell, and Soyer.
The collection includes