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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1254

Philip Hofer collection of woodcuts by Hans Holbein

Collection of cut woodcuts by Hans Holbein the Younger formed by curator and art historian, Philip Hofer.

Dates

  • circa 1518-1531 and undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English and Latin

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 box)

Collection includes title-page and alphabet woodcuts by Hans Holbein the Younger acquired piecemeal by Philip Hofer. Most are attached to carboard backing; many have annotations by Philip Hofer and others.

Biographical / Historical

Philip Hofer was an American book collector, art historian, and curator; he founded in 1938 and was the first curator of Harvard's Printing & Graphic Arts department (now part of the Houghton Library). He was a member of the Harvard class of 1921.

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-31. Bequest of Philip Hofer, 1984.

Processing Information

Processing Information Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019 March.
Link to catalog
Title
Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984, collector. Philip Hofer collection of woodcuts by Hans Holbein, circa 1518-1531 and undated (MS Typ 1254): Guide
Status
in_progress
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 March 15
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02864

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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