Sketches, in lithography, containing forty original subjects, designed and drawn by E. Purcell

Collection History

Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) was a New York-based art dealer and collector. In 1900, he donated his collection of prints to The New York Public Library in order to establish a Department of Prints, the first public print collection in New York City. This collection of nearly 18,000 prints, representing 978 artists, is especially rich in holdings of French printmakers, but also includes works by English, American, Spanish, German, Dutch and Belgian artists. At Avery's request, many of the artists inscribed their prints, which frequently appear in multiple, including rare or unique, impressions.

Related Resources

The New York Public Library. A Handbook of the S.P. Avery Collection of Prints and Art Books in the New York Public Library (1901)

NYPL "The Samuel Putnam Avery Collection" <>

Collection Data

Purcell, Edward, active 1812-1831 (Artist)
Purcell, Edward, active 1812-1831 (Lithographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1822
Place: London
Publisher: Thomas MacLean
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: MEM+ P985ps
Country life in art
Country life -- Great Britain
Animals in art
Physical Description
Extent: [1] l., [40] plates. 26 x 37 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG764335874-B
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10371470
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 85dcc060-c6dc-012f-30e8-58d385a7bc34
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