About This Collection
The Huntington’s Prints, Drawings, and Photography collection includes both American and European works on paper. Highlights from the American collection include pastels by Mary Cassatt and Joseph Stella, watercolors by Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, and Charles Burchfield; drawings by John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, John Kensett, Elihu Vedder, and Marsden Hartley; and a group of 500 photographs by Edward Weston printed by the photographer specifically for the Huntington in the early 1940s. The collection has a special emphasis on American prints from the first half of the 20th century, including a large collection of etchings by John Sloan; wood engravings by Paul Landacre; drypoints by Martin Lewis, George Bellows’s iconic lithograph A Stag at Sharkey’s; as well as lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and Benton Spruance.
The European collection of works on paper includes rich holdings of British watercolors from the 18th and 19th centuries by artists such as Paul Sandby, John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, David Roberts, and Edward Lear.
The collection also contains 18th-century British prints and drawings, with works by Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Rowlandson, and Isaac Cruikshank, among others, as well as one of the world’s most extensive collections of William Blake material. Other strengths include Old Master prints by Rembrandt and Albrecht Dürer, 18th-century British pastels, and an important archive of material related to the British Design Reform movement of the late 19th century, with a particular focus on the Arts & Crafts designs of Morris & Company.