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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1245

18th century French vignettes collected by Philip Hofer

18th-century printed vignettes by various artists acquired by Philip Hofer.

Dates

  • circa 1737-1811 and undated

Language of Materials

French

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 box)

Collection of printed vignettes by various artists arranged in numbered "feuilles"; vignettes are attached in sets to paper backing. Also with one full-size print by C. N. Cochin.

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 in numbered sets ("feuilles").

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-28. Bequest of Philip Hofer, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
18th century French vignettes collected by Philip Hofer, circa 1737-1811 (MS Typ 1245): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 July 18
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03227

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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