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150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian



Cornelis Visscher, 1629-1662
after Anthony Van Dyck, 1599-1641

Helena Leonora de Sieveri
Engraving, about 1640; printed 18th century
S. J. Ferris Collection
Gift of Mrs. J. L. G. Ferris, 1932

Ferris collected a number of formal engraved European portraits, such as those from Van Dyck's Iconography, as well as more informal etchings and intimate sketches. He used his print collection to study a variety of portrait styles.


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