Gallery of prints Central Library University of Leuven

The collection of the print room (Prentenkabinet) contains about 10,000 prints, produced between the 16th and 20th century. The prints have been made using a variety of techniques: etching, lithograph, mezzotint, steel engraving, wood engraving, and photogravure.

Portraits form a significant part of the collection: (Leuven) professors and academics, as well as kings, emperors and other aristocratic figures are often depicted. Sometimes the artists themselves are depicted.

In the context of the Europeana project, 10,000 portraits were digitalized and described. Mainly single portraits, some albums are included.

The collection also contains a few historical prints and about 200 topographical prints of Leuven and surroundings.

  • Item Type


  • Spatial Coverage

    Western Europe

  • Time Coverage

    Multiple Eras