Newberry Library, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing : Portraits of Writing Masters and Mistresses, approximately 1595 to approximately 1878
- Collection of 170 prints and manuscripts produced primarily in Europe between 1595 and 1878, the bulk of which were produced between 1650 and 1780. Most items were produced in London. The majority of items are portrait prints of writing masters and penmen, though there are also examples of writing samples, calligraphic art portraying religious scenes or theologians, as well as correspondence.
Extent: 2.2 linear feet - (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Case Wing oversize NE390 P67
The Portraits of Writing Masters and Mistresses are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).