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Howitt and Hills prints

Collection, 1798-1816

Tiger by Samuel Howitt, published by Edward Orme, London, 1809

Acquisition And Processing Information

J. J. Richlin donated these intaglio prints to the Washington State University Libraries in the 1970s and 1980s. Part of the collection was originally cataloged as Cage 415. In 2010 all of the items were gathered together and reprocessed by Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 1

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .25

Number of items: 64

Collection Description

The collection consists of 64 intaglio prints by artists Samuel Howitt and Robert Hills, each including a depiction of animals. The Howitt prints were published by Edward Orme of London; the Hills prints were published by the artist.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series:


Animals in art
Zoological illustration
Prints (visual works)
Intaglio printing


This collection is open and available for research use.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Howitt and Hills prints collection, 1798-1816
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Related Materials

Other Samuel Howitt prints are available in bound volumes in the MASC rare book collection.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
    Series 1. Samuel Howitt prints, 1809-1811
1 1 The Bear and Two Travellers, 1809
    The Camel and Jupiter, 1809
    Stag, 1809
  2 Old Lion Insulted, 1809
    Wild Boar and Lion, 1809
    Cat, 1809
  3 Wolf and Crane, 1809
    Dog with a Bell, 1809
    Owls and Swallow, 1811
  4 Dog and the Wolf, 1810
    The Horse and Wild Boar, 1811
    Council of Horses, 1810
  5 Wild Boar, Sheep, and Butcher, 1811
    Ass, 1809
  6 Cock and Jewel, 1810
    Ass, Ape, and Mole, 1811
    Wolf and Porcupine, 1809
    Fox and the Tiger, 1810
    Goat, 1809
    Tiger, 1809
  7 The Bull and Mastiff, 1810
    Untitled prints (4 items), 1809-1810
    Series 2: Robert Hills prints, 1798-1816
  8-10 Robert Hills prints, all untitled (39 items), 1798-1816