Elizabeth Harvey-Lee Logo Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, Print Dealer Elizabeth Harvey-Lee | Print Dealer Elizabeth Harvey-Lee | Print Dealer
Click here to return to the Home page at any time
Further information about Elizabeth harvey-Lee
The methods and history of printmaking
Order back-copies of Elizabeth's previous printed catalogues
View this month's selection of prints
View Elizabeth's current on-line exhibition, and explore the archives
Contact Elizabeth Harvey-Lee
Elizabeth Harvey-Lee
Elizabeth Harvey-Lee
You are hereHarvey-LeeHomeHarvey-LeeCatalogues - Main Introduction Harvey-LeePassion for Prints


The Passion for Prints, Elizabeth Harvey-LeeThis passion for prints is a quotation translated from a fuller observation by Florent le Comte in his book ‘Cabinet des Singularitez’, 1699, on the contemporary enthusiasm among collectors for prints. It was brought to my mind as a title for this Winter catalogue when I found that this collection of new acquisitions would contain not only a number of images whose subject is people enjoying looking at prints, but also a number of portraits of print scholars by William Strang, most notably that of Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints at the British Museum in the early decades of the 20th century. As also a small group commissioned by Parisian printdealers Edmond Sagot and Henri Petiet to advertise their galleries.

The usual wide range of artists on this occasion includes such passionately committed printmakers as Dürer, Callot, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Palmer, Meryon, Ensor, Strang, Short, Bone, Blampied, Austin, the young Sutherland, and Laboureur. The last represented both by impressions of two of his engravings and one of his actual copper plates.

The Passion for Prints, Elizabeth Harvey-LeeThere is a small group of rare ‘vorticist’ woodcuts by Wadsworth as well as the unique impression of one of his two etched plates. Brangwyn who was “blasted ” by the Vorticists is represented by two typically very large etchings and Henry Newbold, whom the Vorticists blessed is the subject of another etching by Strang.

Other portraits include a young man, as yet unidentified, reading 'Blast' (the manifesto magazine of the Vorticists); writers Victor Hugo (by Rodin) and Siegried Sasoon, conductor Artur Nikisch and composer Hugo Wolf.

An interesting group of colour prints includes works by J B Jackson, Auguste Brouet, Maurice Delcourt, Mabel Royds and Helen Hyde.

Published 2002
64 pages, 129 items described and illustrated in black & white, with four in colour on the cover.

(UK Price: £7, International orders: £10)

< Previous Catalogue
"The Artist Mirrored"
Next Catalogue >
"City Prints"

^ Return to the top of this page ^


Artists included in the catalogue:

  • Aldegrever H
  • Austin R
  • Badmin S
  • Bauer K
  • Bauer M
  • Belleroche A
  • Blampied E
  • Bloemaert A
  • Bol H
  • Bone M
  • Boreel W
  • Bostock J
  • Bracquemond F
  • Brangwyn F
  • Brouet A
  • Brown
  • Bussy S
  • Cain O
  • Callot J
  • Canaletto A
  • Clarke J
  • Collaert A
  • Corinth L
  • Delcourt M
  • Dodd F
  • Dürer A
  • Elsheimer A
  • Ensor J
  • Fairclough W
  • Fingesten M
  • Flameng L
  • Frélaut J
  • Gachet P
  • Géricault T
  • Gervis R
  • Goudt H
  • Greiner O
  • Gromaire M
  • Haig A H
  • Halm P
  • Heckel E
  • Hollar W
  • Huet P
  • Hyde H
  • Isabey E
  • Jackson J B
  • Laboureur E
  • Lee-Hankey W
  • Legrand L
  • Lock A
  • Lopata V
  • Lunois A
  • Meryon C
  • Millet J F
  • Mohr A
  • Oppler E
  • Palmer G
  • Palmer S
  • Peeters G
  • Peter R C
  • Piranesi G B
  • Platt J
  • Poole M
  • Rayner H
  • Rembrandt
  • Robinson S
  • Rodin A
  • Roussel T
  • Royds M A
  • Ryssel P van
  • Saftleven H
  • Saftleven C
  • Sattler J
  • Short F
  • Smith E
  • Spackman C S
  • Strang W
  • Stürmer W
  • Sullivan E J
  • Sutherland G
  • Taquoy M C L
  • Tiepolo G B
  • Titian
  • Tunnicliffe C F
  • Turner J M W
  • Tytgat E
  • Vaes W
  • Wadsworth E
  • Wehl O
  • Weissenborn H
  • Whistler J M

Return to the top