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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Edward Gorey:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Art Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000
Title: Edward Gorey Art Collection
Dates: circa 1950-1976 (bulk undated)
Abstract: Thirty-nine works on paper by the American illustrator, writer, and designer Edward Gorey. Included are drawings that predate his undergraduate career at Harvard, as well as later book illustrations and cover designs.
Call Number: Art Collection
Extent: 1 box (33 prints, 6 drawings)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Edward Gorey Art Collection consists of 39 works on paper (33 prints and 6 drawings) created or produced from illustrations by Gorey. Included are an edition of The Nursery Frieze (1964) mounted on foam board; cover designs for Samuel Beckett's All Strange Away (1976); a series of screen prints published in 1974 by Galerie Daniel Keel, a subsidiary of Diogenes Verlag; and several undated intaglio prints signed by Gorey.

The works are listed by accession number. When possible, titles were transcribed from the items and appear in single quotes; all other information supplied by the cataloger.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Please note that a minimum of 24 hours notice is required to pull art materials to the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve art materials, please contact the Center's staff at art@hrc.utexas.edu

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Related Material

The Harry Ransom Center has several other related collections. The W. H. Crain Costume and Scenic Design Collection contains a portfolio of material pertaining to Gorey’s sets and costumes for a 1977 production of Dracula. The Edward Gorey Collection consists of numerous manuscripts of poems, prose, and short stories—many with drawings—and correspondence. Additional materials can be found in the Mel Gussow Collection, the Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Papers, the Steven Moore Collection of Alexander Theroux, the Edward Gorey Literary File, and the Center's library.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases, 1973-1974, 2002

Processed by:

Chelsea Weathers, 2013

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Item List

 
Location
Box 1 Accession Number 73.358.1-16
'The Nursery Frieze', circa 1964
item : prints on paper, mounted on Fome-Cor (TM), 17.6 x 57.8 cm

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Box 1.3 Accession Number 73.359.1
Woman sitting on chair, spilled wine glass on the floor, undated
drawing : ink, 18.3 x 11.3 cm

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Box 1.3 Accession Number 73.359.2
Cover design for Hadrian’s Memoirs by Marguerite Yourcenar, undated
drawing : ink, 18.1 x 10.6 cm

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Box 1.3 Accession Number 73.359.3
'Hauntings', undated
drawing : ink, 29.2 x 18.7 cm

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Box 1.3 Accession Number 73.359.4
Illustration for Merry, Rose, and Christmas-Tree June by Doris Orgel, undated
drawing : ink, 29.2 x 18.4 cm

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Box 1.3 Accession Number 73.359.5
'They’re Calling', Illustration for Merry, Rose, and Christmas-Tree June by Doris Orgel, undated
drawing : ink, 21.0 x 16.2 cm

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Box 1.4 Accession Number 76.115.1
Man and woman dancing, 1974
print : screen print, 23.8 x 29.8 cm

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Box 1.4 Accession Number 76.115.2
Twelve people at a party, 1974
print : screen print, 23.8 x 29.8 cm

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Box 1.4 Accession Number 76.115.3
Man looking over his shoulder, 1974
print : screen print, 23.8 x 29.8 cm

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Box 1.4 Accession Number 76.115.4
Man and woman drinking wine, 1974
print : screen print, 23.8 x 29.8 cm

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Box 1.4 Accession Number 76.115.5
Seven people sitting in a theatre balcony, 1974
print : screen print, 23.8 x 29.8 cm

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Box 1.4 Accession Number 76.115.6
Woman sitting at a vanity, woman standing, 1974
print : screen print, 23.8 x 29.8 cm

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Box 1.4 Accession Number 76.115.7
Woman with sheet music, man in fur coat, 1974
print : screen print, 23.8 x 29.8 cm

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Box 1.5 Accession Number 78.20.1
Child on a cliff, stuffed bear falling off a cliff, undated
print : etching, 35.6 x 30.2 cm

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Box 1.5 Accession Number 78.20.2
Insect on a unicycle, undated
print : etching, 35.6 x 30.2 cm

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Box 1.5 Accession Number 78.20.3
Skeleton creature with a skeleton baby on its back, undated
print : etching, 35.6 x 30.2 cm

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Box 1.5 Accession Number 78.20.4
Child standing on a mattress looking at a creature, undated
print : etching, 35.6 x 30.2 cm

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Box 1.5 Accession Number 78.20.5
Woman standing under a creature, undated
print : etching, 35.6 x 30.2 cm

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Box 1.5 Accession Number 78.20.6
Child sitting in a chair under a creature, undated
print : etching, 35.6 x 28.9 cm

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Box 1.6 Accession Number 78.63.1-3
Paper cover designs for All Strange Away by Samuel Beckett, with a handwritten note by Andreas Brown concerning the hand-printed paper cover publication, 1976
print : photoengraving, 30.6 x 21.6 cm

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Box 1.1 Accession Number 78.266
Brochure for Gotham Book Mart with a quotation by John Locke on books, undated
print, 22.9 x 19 cm

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Box 1.2 Accession Number 2002.7
Male figure wearing a long overcoat, circa 1950
drawing : ink, 17.1 x 26.8 cm

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