ARTstor has collaborated with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin to share approximately 800 images of European prints documenting popular culture in the Digital Library. These images depict works in the Ransom Center’s European popular imagery collection, which consists of woodcuts, engravings, etchings, and mezzotints from the 16th through 18th centuries. The prints document popular culture throughout Europe, covering a variety of subject matter, including: political and religious satire, social allegory, science and technology, advertising, erotica, Dance of Death imagery, and historical events.
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin advances the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. The European popular imagery collection is one of several major collections of art housed at the Ransom Center, which include over 65,000 drawings, paintings, sculpture, and prints from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, spanning the 15th through the 20th centuries.
To view the Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin);” or enter the keyword search: ransom utexas.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) collection page.