From the German Baroque to Revolutionary France, with Bill Harrah’s playing cards in between, the art of printing and printmaking has captured the eye of collectors. This Reading Room exhibit highlights the visual arts of printing from three collections representing three very different collectors: a European scholar of literature, an unknown American collector of Napoleana, and a Nevada gaming mogul.
In the third and final part of this series on his exhibit "The Visual Art of Printing," curator Peter Michel considers an intiguing collection of Napoleana housed in Special Collections & Archives.
Title page: Siege and capture of the Palace of Tuileries from Tableaux Historiques de la Révolution Française, Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, 1817.
Napoleon and his Iconography: The Curious Collectors of Napoleana