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Guide to the Asher B. Durand Print Collection
1813-1835, undated
 PR 221

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals (2011); Larry Weimer (2021)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 13, 2021
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at

Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Asher B. Durand Print Collection, PR 221, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at the New-York Historical Society

Other engravings by Durand may be found throughout the Portrait File (PR 052), as well as in other print collections in the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections. Especially notable is his portrait of John Quincy Adams, in PR 052. The Asher B. Durand Negative Collection (PR 165) includes glass negatives showing interior views of Durand's studio. The Library holds many books with illustrations by Durand, including two copies of Bryant's The American Landscape. The New-York Historical Society's Museum holds many of Durand's paintings and decorative arts, as well as a set of engraving tools used by him.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of various donors, including Lucy Durand Woodman, daughter of the artist, and her daughter, Nora Durand Woodman.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Jenny Gotwals in the early 2000s and her finding aid was published online in 2011. The finding aid was updated in July and September 2021 by archivist Larry Weimer with the addition of newly acquired prints.