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French and Italian

The Ransom Center's collections of French and Italian printed and manuscript materials provide a wealth of resources for research in literature, art, and music from the medieval period through the twentieth century. The materials span the breadth of the Center's holdings; they include manuscripts, correspondence, music scores, books, drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs. The Carlton Lake collection of French literature, music, and art is particularly rich in nineteenth- and twentieth-century works and is considered to be one of the most significant resources for the study of French modernism outside France.

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Engraving of a flower. Click to enlarge.

Odilon Redon.
Illustration for Les Fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire.
Original engraving.
8 1/2" x 6 1/16" (21.5 cm x 15.4 cm)

Medieval Book of Hours


French and Italian Collections at the Harry Ransom Center

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