Charles J. Connick (1875-1945) was one of the pre-eminent artists in stained glass in the early twentieth century; his stained glass studio created approximately 15,000 windows in over 5,000 commissions from 1912 to 1986.
The Boston Public Library’s Rare Books Department contains nine cuneiform tablets.
John James Audubon’s The Birds of America
John James Audubon’s The Birds of AmericaJOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785–1851) set out to paint and describe all of the birds in North America. This resulted in the iconic Birds of America, which was originally printed between 1827 and 1838 and contains 435 hand-colored, watercolor prints. The dramatic, life-sized bird portraits were originally sold by subscription; they were periodically issued in …
M.C. Escher Prints and Drawings
The Boston Public Library has almost 90 prints and drawings by Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), better known as M. C. Escher. The Dutch draftsman and printmaker was born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.