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A Fruit Piece, mezzotint by Richard Earlom after Jan van Huysum, 1781A Fruit Piece, mezzotint by Richard Earlom after Jan van Huysum, 1781

In 1849 the Smithsonian acquired some 1,335 engravings, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, and others, collected by George Perkins Marsh, U.S. representative from Vermont and a Smithsonian Institution regent.

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