William B. Osgood Field collection of prints
Prints by the American cartoonist William Charles, the Czech-born typographer Rudolph Ruzicka, the American lithographer Edward Williams Clay, and others, collected by William B. Osgood Field.
Extent.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Contains engravings and etchings by William Charles, wood engravings and woodblock prints by Rudolph Ruzicka, and colored lithographs by Edward Williams Clay, among other items.
Arranged in accession number order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Various accession numbers. Gift of William B. Osgood Field, Westfield, Lake Mohegan, New York; received: 1942-1943.
Fielding, Mantle. American engravers upon copper and steel : Biographical sketches and check lists of engravings. A supplement to David McNeely Stauffer's American engravers (Philadelphia, 1917).
- Field, William B. Osgood, collector. William B. Osgood Field collection of prints, 1756-1942: Guide.
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