Engraving Prints Given to the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and Design by Robert B. Toulouse, 1766-1840, undatedAdd to your cart.

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Title: Engraving Prints Given to the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and Design by Robert B. Toulouse, 1766-1840, undatedAdd to your cart.
ID: 01/ AR0820
Extent: 5.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Items are arranged by size.
Subjects:
Forms of Material: Prints (visual works)

Abstract

A collection of prints from Robert B. Toulouse given to the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection of prints from Robert B. Toulouse was given to the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. Some prints are reproductions by commercial printing companies. Engravings based on the images of Hogarth are featured along with other images which appear to be from lithographs. Hogarth images include those from the Industry and Idleness series of works. A series of animal prints by B. Waterhouse Hawkins are also included along with this set of images.

Fine art prints in the form of engavings or etchings by printers such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and Luigi Rossini (1790-1857) are also part of this collection. These prints are either original or they are prints which were hand pulled directly from the original plates using printer's ink. The recessed impression from the plate is visible on the paper.

Collection Historical Note

Robert B. Toulouse was an educator and adminstrator who served for over 40 years at the University of North Texas (UNT). He was the Provost Emeritus and Dean of the UNT Graduate School at the University of North Texas (UNT), which was later named the Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate Studies (now the Toulouse Graduate School) in his honor in 1990. In 1948, he began his longtime career at UNT as a professor in the College of Education. In 1954, he served as Dean of the Graduate School until 1982. From 1982 to 1985, Toulouse served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In 1985, he retired as Provost Emeritus, the second-highest leadership position, but returned as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1989 to 1990. Toulouse also served in numerous higher education associations. He was awarded the UNT President's Award twice in 1982 and 1990.

Toulouse helped establish the UNT Graduate School as one of the most prestigious in Texas. The graduate school program grew from 400 to 5,500 students and introduced over 100 new programs. It became one of the three largest graduate institutions in Texas and the most comprehensive in the North Texas region by the 1980s. The Toulouse Graduate School now offers 94 master's and 32 doctoral degree programs as a Carnegie-ranked Top Tier One research university. Toulouse and his wife, Virginia, were advocates of education and research. They helped establish a charitable trust of graduate student scholarships, as well as the Toulouse Scholars Program Fund, which provides funding for faculty research programs. In 1983, the Federation of North Texas Area Universities, which he established, honored his legacy by establishing the Robert B. Toulouse Scholarship.

In 1918, Toulouse was born in Wellsville, Missouri. A World War II veteran, he served in the Air Force for over 25 years, which included five years of active duty and 20 years stationed at the Air Force Reserve. He retired as lieutenant colonel in 1978. After his service, he earned his master's and doctorate degrees in education as a Peabody Scholar and Gregory Scholar from the University of Missouri. Robert B. Toulouse passed away on April 11, 2017 in Denton, Texas.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was one of the greatest printmakers of the 18th century. He is known for contributing to the Neoclassical movement with his print depictions of classical and postclassical Roman architecture. His etched prints demonstrate a mastery of rich textures and high values of light and dark contrast. He was also an art theorist, draftsman and architect. The artist was born in Mestre, near Venice and died in Rome.

Luigi Rossini (1790-1857) was born in Ravenna, Italy. He is one of the most prolific printmakers and architects of the 19th century. In 1918, the artist graduated from the Academy of Bologna. He is well-known for his detailed etchings of classical architecture and Roman structures and ruins, including the Pantheon, the Colisseum, The Temple of Peace, and the Golden House of Nero. From 1819 to 1825, he produced and completed his largest collection of over 100 large folio plates depicting Roman antiquity edifices.

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Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2018-047
Acquisition Source: University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, Robert B. Toulouse, Vincent Falsetta
Preferred Citation: Engraving Prints Given to the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and Design by Robert B. Toulouse, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History:

August 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Print #4 to Box 3, updated Finding Aid for content/missing info.

September 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - removed boxes 2 and 4 - condensed into box 1 and 3.

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  • Box 1: Small Prints or Reproductions, undatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Contains reproductions from Hogarth's Industry and Idleness series of images. Reproductions by J.D. Harding, E.E. Batty, C. Stanfield, Megard, Rowlandson and R. Grassi,Tho. H. Shepherd/J. Tingle, T. Barber/Hay and a reproduction of The Bathos from Hogarth are also included.

    The reproductions are glued to a cardboad backing.

    Barcode: 641060
  • Box 3: Medium Size Prints or Reproductions, undatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Incudes prints or reproductions. The first three prints may be from the Industrious Prentice series of images by William Hogarth.

    The fourth is a print of "The Dogana, Venice, from the picture in the royal collection," by J.B. Allen, sculpt. Accession #: 2018-047.

    Also includes prints or reproductions of Ravenna: Basilica di San Vitale and Cottafavi's Interno dell'Anfiteatro Flavio Detto Il Colisseo.

    Barcode: 641062
  • Box 5: Large Prints or Reproductions, circa 1827-1840Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Contains five reproductions or lithograph prints by B. Waterhouse Hawkins.
    Barcode: 641064
  • Box 6: Large Prints, Mounted, 1766, 1769Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Contains two Giovanni Battista Piranesi prints (Veduta delle Cascatelle a Tivoli, 1769, and Veduta della Cascata di Tivoli, 1766) which are matted and mounted to hardboard.

    NOTE: If requested, these items may require special delivery instructions and/or assistance due to size.

    Barcode: 641065
  • Box 7: Large Prints, 1775-1780, 1821Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Contains engravings or etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Veduta delle Terme di Tito or View of the Baths of Titus, 1775-1780) and Luigi Rossini (Veduta della Fornice de Consoli Dolabella, 1821).
    Barcode: 641066

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