Krannert Art Museum Owns the Largest Collection of Early Modern Dutch Political Prints Outside of Europe

“Marriage of William and Mary,” a 1677 etching by Romeyn de Hooghe. KAM curator Maureen Warren called de Hooghe a “propaganda master.” She said de Hooghe invented a new kind of political satire in which stories and characters were thinly disguised, so viewers knew who was being satirized. Eighteenth-century English printmaker William Hogarth, who is best known for this type of satire, was inspired by de Hooghe’s work, Warren said. This print and the others pictured here were purchased through the John N. Chester Fund. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

The Krannert Art Museum (KAM) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an impressive collection of early modern Dutch art that addresses the political culture of the era. The strategic collecting of the institution is shepherded by Maureen Warren, the KAM’s curator of European and American art. [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]