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    Popular Graphic Arts About 15,000 historical prints (ca. 1700-1900) created to document geographic locations or popular subjects and sometimes used for advertising and educational purposes. Most are by American printmakers (e.g., Baillie, Currier & Ives, Sachse & Co.), but publishers in many other countries are also represented (e.g., Antonio Vanegas Arroyo). Subjects vary widely, from city and harbor views, street scenes, and manufacturing plants to genre scenes,...
    • Date: 1700

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Servir a dieu c'est regner Print shows Henrietta Maria, Queen, consort of Charles I, King of England, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing elaborate dress with pear shaped pin at the end of a long strand of pearls, in oval.
    • Contributor: Delff, Willem Jacobsz - Mytens, Daniel
    • Date: 1633
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    Servir a dieu c'est regner 1 print : engraving ; sheet 45.3 x 32.7 cm. | Print shows Henrietta Maria, Queen, consort of Charles I, King of England, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing elaborate dress with pear shaped pin at the end of a long strand of pearls, in oval.
    • Contributor: Delff, Willem Jacobsz - Mytens, Daniel
    • Date: 1633
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A prospect of Bridge Town in Barbados 1695 by Samuel Copen 1 print : etching ; 14 3/4 x 46 13/16 in. (sheet) | Waterfront view of Bridgetown, Barbados.
    • Date: 1695
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    L' Escalette 1 print : etching and engraving ; plate 44.2 x 37.5 cm, on sheet 45.2 x 38.3 cm. | Print shows the siege and bombardment of the fortified city of Messina or Taormina, Sicily, between 1674 and 1676 by the "Duc de Vivonne" commander of the fleet seen in the bay, and from batteries on the top of a hill at left center, with...
    • Contributor: Le Clerc, Sébastien
    • Date: 1676
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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Illustrissimo viro Domino D. Joanni Baptistæ Colbert 1 print : engraving. | Print showing Jean Baptiste Colbert, head-and-shoulders portrait in medallion hanging on an obelisk, supported by two women in allegorical scene with turtle, rooster, hourglass, dog, and putti, with men working in courtyard in the background.
    • Contributor: Nanteuil, Robert
    • Date: 1650
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Perillvstri et reverendissimo domino, D. Antonio Triest, episcopo gandavensi, dominii s. bavonis toparch æ, comiti evergemiensi catholic æ maiestati a consiliis statvs, etc. 1 print : engraving. | Print showing the massacre of the innocents ordered by Herod, from a 17th century perspective.
    • Contributor: Pontius, Paulus - Rubens, Peter Paul
    • Date: 1643
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Aprilis 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 22.1 x 28.7 cm, on sheet 29.5 x 45.8 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of April, showing family members enjoying a leisurely day on the columned portico of a palace while gardeners are at work with Spring planting on the grounds to the right, with view of river and city...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Augustus 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21 x 28.8 cm, on sheet 28.2 x 45.3 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of August, showing farmers harvesting hay, some are gathering sheaves, others transporting hay on wagons, and a group of people, possibly a family, are taking a lunch break; one laborer has laid his rake and bag...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    December 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21.3 x 27.7 cm, on sheet 29.3 x 45.8 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of December, showing pigs being slaughtered and processed, sheaves of wheat or corn readied for storage, cows and pigs gathered into the town square on the left, also with trees at center and a distant view...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Februarius 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21.7 x 28.8 cm, on sheet 28.3 x 45.7 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of February, showing a late winter celebration and feast, with much revelry taking place among those eating and drinking in front of a tavern or restaurant on the left, as well as in the background. On...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Januarius 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21.4 x 28.8 cm, on sheet 28 x 45.6 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of January, showing men with axes and handsaws cutting and gathering wood for fuel and other uses, others transporting wood on wagons; they are working among trees on the left, with a community in the background....
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Julius 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21.6 x 29.2 cm, on sheet 30 x 45.1 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of July, showing farmers with scythes and rakes working in large fields, harvesting hay or grain, transporting hay or grain on a wagon, and two men asleep next to their tools in the shade of large...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Junius 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21.7 x 28.9 cm, on sheet 29 x 45.9 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of June, showing laborers shearing sheep, with others tending sheep in a pen, and sheep grazing on a hillside. One man carries a sack over his shoulder, another is carrying a scythe, and several people are...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
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    Maius 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21 x 27.7 cm, on sheet 29.5 x 45.6 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of May, showing a banquet with chamber music at an estate with formal gardens. Also shows a portico on the right, river with church atop a hill on the left, and a castle in a lake...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Martius 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21.5 x 28.7 cm, on sheet 29.8 x 45.5 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of March, showing a bird's-eye view of a palace on the right and a lagoon in the middle distance; also shows a bustle of activity preparing for Spring planting and building a small wooden structure, and...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
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    Menses XII anni solaris 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 22.3 x 28.8 cm, on sheet 29.3 x 45.8 cm. | Print shows the figure of a man carrying a sword and keys, and trailing a banner labeled "Menses XII Anni Solaris", stepping through an archway in a gallery with statues of the seasons to the right and left; above the seasons are the signs...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    November 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21.6 x 29.1 cm, on sheet 31 x 45.8 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of November, showing pigs grazing, swineherds resting, and women minding children, also with trees at center and a distant view of a village. Includes the zodiac sign "Sagittarius" at top left-center, and six lines of verse...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    October 1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate 21.5 x 28.8 cm, on sheet 27.2 x 45.9 cm. | Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of October, showing baskets of grapes being brought in for crushing, large barrels for the juice, and grapes being harvested in the middle distance. Includes the zodiac sign "Scorpius" at top center, and six lines of...
    • Contributor: Sadeler, Ægidius - Stevens, Pieter, Approximately 1567 - Stevens, Pieter
    • Date: 1607
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Alexandre Boudan imprimeur du roy, pour les tailles douces 1 print : mezzotint ; plate 36.5 x 29.9 cm, on sheet 38.1 x 30.9 cm. | Print shows Alexandre Boudan, half-length portrait, facing right, with left hand resting on partially unrolled paper showing an engraving.
    • Contributor: Sarrabat, Isaac, Active - Lefebvre, Claude - Sarrabat, Isaac
    • Date: 1695
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Hier lisst der gross Vezier was er vor Ordre hat [...] Aspice vecierum Soldani jussa legentem, Dum tremulus miles dulcia vina bibit Title from item. Signed on plate on lower right. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Schmidt, Albrecht
    • Date: 1690
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Le lieu du carnage Die Wahlstadt. Title from item. Paper has a watermark in the center of the sheet, a design or possibly letters. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Schmidt, Albrecht
    • Date: 1690
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Der Turcken helden [...] Pro leporem Turcam fugientem prœlia Martis! Nam, vix teuto venit, jam capit ille fugam Title from item. Signed on plate on lower right. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Schmidt, Albrecht
    • Date: 1690
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Den Turcken jaget man [...] Reddere victori sic munimenta coguntur Turcæ et non paucus vulnere miles obit Title from item. Signed on plate on lower right. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Schmidt, Albrecht
    • Date: 1690