Print Collection, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne

The Print Collection at the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, comprises some 7,000 individual prints and volumes from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. It is based on a gift to the Baillieu Library in the 1950s by Dr John Orde Poynton of some 3,000 prints. This has since been augmented by many other gifts and purchases.


The collection covers many printmaking techniques including woodcuts, wood engravings, engravings, etchings, mezzotints, aquatints, lithographs and chromolithographs.

Artists represented include Durer, Aldegrever, Rembrandt, the Sadeler family, Claude Lorraine, Hogarth, Goya and Lionel Lindsay.