Connoisseurs and Donors and the British Museum Since 1753
British Museum 1996
Paperback 304pp Illustrated 274x215mm
9780714126098   Product Code: 17083
The Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum holds one of the world's greatest collections of prints, wirth all the major names of Western printmaking represented, often in complete series and in excellent impressions. This volume of ten richly illustrated essays traces the history of the collection since the Museum's foundation in 1753 through studies of the principal collectors and benefactors, from Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) to a survey of curatorial collecting in the 20th century.