In Pursuit of the Picturesque – British Color Plate Books: 1776 – 1868

Sun, Mar 1 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Free

Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library
1 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544


In Pursuit of the Picturesque, an exhibition featuring British color plate books from 1776 to 1868, is on display in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, located in the Firestone Library lobby.

Showcasing selected items from the collection of Leonard L. Milberg, Princeton University Class of 1953, the exhibition includes nearly 40 large books with colorful, detailed imagery from the British Empire’s expansion at the turn of the 19th century. The exhibition highlights the advancement of art through lithographic printing during a period of vast British imperialism and travel.

On display through March 1, the Milberg Gallery is open to the public daily, including weekends, from noon to 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by Princeton University Library