The Print Collection
Carl Weyerhaeuser's lifetime interest in collecting was sparked on a bicycle trip to Europe in 1918, where he was exposed to many great
prints, The oft-quoted anecdote is that, upon graduation from Harvard, Carl turned down an expensive Packard for a more modest Dodge, so he could
make his first print acquisition, Rembrandt's Descent from the Cross by Torchlight. From an early interest in books and book
illustrations, Carl developed an appreciation for a wider range of print techniques. The collection formed by Carl and Edith Weyerhaeuser
encompasses seventeenth century Dutch etchings and engravings as well as modern Japanese works by artists of the movement known as
"sosaku hanga" (creative print); American and European nineteenth and twentieth century etchings, engravings, woodcuts, wood
engravings, lithographs, and drypoint; and contemporary prints in a variety of techniques purchased from the Boston Printmakers.
Please scroll down to view a selection of prints from the collection.
Shallow Creek - Thomas Hart Benton, lithograph, 1939
A Stag at Sharkey's - George Bellows, lithograph, 1917
Approaching Storm - Grant Wood, lithograph, 1874
Le Philosophe - Edouard Manet, etching and drypoint, 1866
Mountain Stream - Thomas Nason, wood engraving, 1948-49
Christmas - Robin Tanner, etching, 1928-29
Selbstbildnis (Self-Portrait) - Kaethe Kollwitz, woodcut, 1924
Chance Meeting - Martin Lewis, drypoint, 1941
Vue du Port au Chemin de Fer a Honfleur - Johann Barthold Jongkind, etching, 1866
Mill Street, London - S. R. Badmin, etching, 1932
These prints, and others, can be seen in the 1981 ACM publication, Master Prints: 1850 -1950, available at the museum.
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