The Collection: Prints


An impression of Pieter Bruegel’s only etching, The Rabbit Hunter, a rare edition of Canaletto’s Vedute or Venetian views, and Piranesi’s dramatic Carceri series, are among a number of particularly fine Dutch, Flemish and Italian Old Master prints in the collection.

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists are strongly represented with etchings, lithographs and wood engravings by Manet, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Picasso and other artist-printmakers.

Around 20,000 fifteenth- to nineteenth-century reproductive prints in the Witt Library collection provide an ideal opportunity to study a wide range of subject matter and printmaking processes.

Executed on paper, drawings and prints are highly sensitive to light, and as a result they cannot be on permanent public display. However, selections from the collection are shown regularly in a dedicated space in Room 12 in  The Courtauld Gallery.

The collection can also be viewed by appointment in the Drawings & Prints Study Room.


Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, Gothic Arch (Carceri series)
Toulouse Lautrec, Bust of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender
Matisse, Seated nude woman, with tulle blouse
Mantegna, Flagellation
Brueghel, Rabbit Hunt
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista, Figures in a landscape with ruins