Tag Archives: etchings

Digital Resource of the Week: The Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan Library and Museum is a terrific collection of art, music, and literature. Located in New York City, their website offers online exhibitions, music manuscripts, videos, and more.

Manāfi˓-i al-ḥayavā (The Benefits of Animals), in Persian. Persia, Maragha, between 1297 and 1300, for Shams al-Dīn Ibn Żiyā˒ al-Dīn al-Zūshkī
Manāfi˓-i al-ḥayavā (The Benefits of Animals), in Persian. Persia, Maragha, between 1297 and 1300, for Shams al-Dīn Ibn Żiyā˒ al-Dīn al-Zūshkī

Exhibitions of the library and museum holdings are diverse – from In the Company of Animals to Jim Dine: The Glyptotek Paintings to Auld Lang Syne: The Story of a Song. Many of the exhibitions have an online version with an essay and additional resources. You can also browse through highlights of the collection including Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, music manuscripts, and paintings and sculpture.

There are videos available on topics such as the famous Dutch manuscript, The Hours of Catherine of Cleves and Princeton professor Cornel West discussing Jane Austen.

Jean de Brunhoff's Histoire de Babar Maquette
Jean de Brunhoff's Histoire de Babar Maquette

The Morgan Library and Museum has an active blog highlighting different items in the collection. New at the Morgan showcases new acquisitions by the Library and Museum. Secrets from the Vault, another theme of the blog, includes posts about interesting items like John Ruskin’s Puppet Show and Death or Castration? The Pains of Circus Management.

If you like the collection, check out Pierpont Morgan Library (Pierpont Morgan was an avid collector in the late 1800s) as an author in the UArts Libraries catalog.

Digital Library of the Week: Francisco Goya Prints

Francisco Goya Prints is a collection from Pomona College Museum of Art (hosted by Claremont Colleges Digital Library), which owns first editions of all four sets from Goya’s series of etchings: Los Caprichos (1799), La Tauromaquia (1815-1816), Los Disparates (1815-1824), and Los Desastres de le Guerra (1810-1820). Within many of the etchings are Goya’s dark satire and political protest of war; imagery depicting witchcraft, monsters, and the brutality of war tell the history of Spain in the 1800s. You can search by title, subject, creation date, or just browse through more than 200 high quality images.

etching from La Tauromaquia showing a bullfight
Etching from La Tauromaquia showing a bullfight

To learn more about Goya and view other works by him, search for him by author as Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828 in the UArts catalog or read about him in Oxford Art Online by searching for Goya (Oxford Art Online will require a UArts library barcode log-in from off-campus locations). To learn more about the technique of etching, search for etching as a subject in the UArts catalog or read the various entries on the subject of etching in Oxford Art Online.