The Edward Burr Van Vleck collection of Japanese woodblock prints consists of just under 4,000 prints by 137 artists. It is reputed to be the eighth largest collection of Japanese prints in the United States. Roger Keyes, when cataloging the collection, said that the only better collections in teaching institutions are at Harvard and at Keio and Waseda universities in Tokyo.
This catalog, which is the culmination of several years of intensive study and documentation, is a first step in making this important collection readily accessible to museum visitors and scholars around the country. The catalog is an illustrated checklist of the entire collection, with duplicates merely listed. The collection was bequeathed to the Chazen Museum of Art (then Elvehjem Museum of Art), by Van Vleck’s son John Hasbrouck, and his daughter-in-law, Abigail Van Vleck.
Publisher: Elvehjem Museum of Art (1990)
Foreword: Russell Panczenko
Introduction: Andrew Stevens
Editor: Patricia Powell
362 pages, illustrated