01 Jun 2006

Money and Mortals

Baker Library Prints Show Power of the Purse


In more than 1,000 woodcuts, engravings, etchings, and lithographs from the 16th to the 19th century, Baker Library’s Bleichroeder Collection provides a view of society’s changing attitudes toward money and depicts its influence on mankind. Donated in 1975 by the New York banking firm of Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, Inc., the collection includes works by Rembrandt, Breughel, and Hogarth.

Shown on this page are three of the seventy prints from the collection that have been selected for inclusion in a permanent online exhibition, Coin & Conscience: Popular Views of Money, Credit and Speculation. The exhibition may be viewed at www.library.hbs.edu/hc/cc/.


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