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  • Prints, Drawings and Photographs

    The Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs contains the largest number of objects in the Museum's permanent collection. Comprised of European and American works that range in date from the early 14th to the late 20th century, this department is particularly strong in representing the history of color prints. Other areas of strength include British satirical prints, 18th and 19th-century American prints, and Abstract Expressionist prints. Because works on paper are extremely sensitive to light, temperature and humidity, these objects are not on permanent view. Visitors can see these works in temporary exhibits in the Prints Drawings and Photographs Gallery, or by special appointment in the print room.

    Edward Savage
    Liberty in the Form of the Goddess of Youth: Giving Support to the Bald Eagle, 1796
    Rembrandt Peale
    George Washington, 1827
    Albrecht Dürer
    Coat of Arms with a Skull, 1503
    Giulio Campagnola
    Saint John the Baptist, about 1505