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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Old Master Prints
    Repository: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    For publication information, please contact Susan Shin, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, schin@hammer.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA. [Item credit line, if given]


    In 15th-century Europe, the invention of the printed image coincided with both the wide availability of paper and the invention of moveable type in the West. A new print publishing industry developed in order to produce exactly repeatable images in woodcut or engraving and make them available on a scale never before deemed possible. Printed images, including maps, political broadsides, and devotional, anatomical and allegorical prints, were now widely available to the public, and the print would become an increasingly important artistic medium during the ensuing centuries.

    Scope and Content

    The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the UCLA Hammer Museum is renowned for its splendid holdings of over 5,500 European prints and drawings dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries. The following collection guide includes a selection of prints from these holdings and is based on "Inventing the Print: 1500-1800," an exhibition organized by the Center in 2003.
    The collection guide is arranged by artist nationality and period. Over fifty artists are represented, including Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Andrea Mantegna, Jacques Callot, Hendrik Goltzius, Jacques Bellange, Canaletto, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and Jusepe de Ribera.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms


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