The collection of graphic art consists of more than 6,000 prints.
The collection originates from the art collection of the Estonian
manor of the Lipharts, which reached the University in the 1920s.
Liphart's collection represents the principles of art collecting
in the 19th century, containing both old graphics and series reproducing
the 19th century.
The collection features valuable prints by European masters of
the 15th-18th centuries belonging to different schools and periods
(Dürer, Pollaiuolo, Ugo da Carpi, Ostade, Hogarth, etc) as
well as examples of Japanese woodcuts. The majority of the collection
comprises 19th century illustrative series and reproductive graphic
art. The collection also displays graphic art by Baltic Germans
and a selection of works by Estonian graphic artists, which were
added to the collection later.
A. Dürer. Emperor Maximilian I. Woodgut.