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Permanent Collection: Works of Art on Paper

Medieval illuminated manuscripts, woodcuts by Albrecht Durer, etchings by Piranesi, drawings by Delacroix, and lithographs by Robert Rauschenberg are all to be found in the Carlos Museum's Works on Paper Collection. The 3,000 works of European and American art span six centuries and consist mainly of drawings, prints, and photographs, but also include some sculpture, paintings, and works in other media. The Art History Department of Emory University began the collection in 1967, and faculty members continue to play an active role in the acquisitions for the Museum. The Carlos Museum has also benefited from numerous donations from private collectors, many of them Emory alumni, as well as from Emory faculty and diverse friends based in Atlanta and elsewhere. These donations-encompassing 19th-century and modern photography, Renaissance and 17th -century reproductive prints, American Regionalist lithography, contemporary art and other areas-have enriched the Museum's collection immeasurably. It is an encyclopedic collection from all fields of European and American art, designed to provide both instruction and delight.


Link to Albrecht Durer, 1471-1528   Albrecht Durer, 1471-1528

German, The Adoration of the Magi, 1511. Woodcut. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Loeb. 1983.1.10
  Link to Adraien van Ostade, 1610-1685   Adriaen van Ostade, 1610-1685

Dutch, Rustic Interior with a Man Feeding a Child, 1648. Etching and drypoint. Art History Department Fund. 1971.9


Link to Job Berckheyde, 1630-1693   Job Berckheyde, 1630-1693

Dutch, Man Pulling a Rope. Black and red chalk heightened with sanguine. Art History Department Fund. 1969.100
  Link to Giovanni Basttista Piranesi, 1720-1778   Giovanni Basttista Piranesi, 1720-1778

Italian, The Colosseum, 1761. Etching. From Le vedute di Roma. Art History Department Fund. 1997.6


Link to Eugene Delacroix, 1798-1863   Eugene Delacroix, 1798-1863

French, Study for "Marphisa," 1850. Brush and bistre over pencil. Gift of Catherine Baer. 1998.17
  Link to Francois-Leon Benouville, 1821-1859   Francois-Leon Benouville, 1821-1859

French, Two Men Ascending a Stair. Brush and black ink, black and white chalk. Art History Department Fund. 1981.7


Link to Paul Klee, 1879-1940   Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Swiss, Birds Making Scientific Experiments in Sex, 1915. Pen and black ink. Robert S. Handler Gift Fund, purchased in memory of J. Allen and Lillian Handler. 1984.19
  Link to Aaron Siskind, 1903-1991   Aaron Siskind, 1903-1991

American, Street Scene #3, Harlem, 1935. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Michael Shapiro, Emory University '77, in honor of Dr. Steven E. Sanderson. 1998.4.12


Collections & Exhibitions: | Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Art | Ancient Near Eastern Art | Art of the Ancient Americas | Asian Art | Greek and Roman Art | Sub-Saharan African Art

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