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European prints collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 6158

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of mostly 18th and 19th century European prints. Artists represented include Pierre Numa Basaget, Anne Claude de Caylus, George Follitt, Francois Jacques Dequevauviller, Edouard Hocquart, Gabriel Huquier, James Gabriel Huquier, Jean Francois Daumont, Georg Balthasar Probst, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Robert Laurie, Jacques Francois Chereau, and Andre Basset. Of particular note are the optical prints, which were meant to be seen through "optical machines" or "optiques", devices consisting of a mirror and lens that allowed viewers to enjoy these prints with the perception of three dimensions. Some of the prints have been mounted on board, indicating that they may have once been part of a teaching or reference collection.

Dates

  • 18th-19th centuries

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

1.73 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

French

Abstract

This small collection consists of mostly 18th and 19th century European prints. Artists represented include Pierre Numa Basaget, Anne Claude de Caylus, George Follitt, Francois Jacques Dequevauviller, Edouard Hocquart, Gabriel Huquier, James Gabriel Huquier, Jean Francois Daumont, Georg Balthasar Probst, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Robert Laurie, Jacques Francois Chereau, and Andre Basset. Of particular note are the optical prints, which were meant to be seen through "optical machines" or "optiques", devices consisting of a mirror and lens that allowed viewers to enjoy these prints with the perception of three dimensions. Some of the prints have been mounted on board, indicating that they may have once been part of a teaching or reference collection.

Title
Finding aid for the European prints collection
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2018 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States