About this Collection

Political, economic, and philosophical ideas are often expressed through works of art. The art collected in the OLL gives us another history of liberty to read–a history written with etchings, paints, pastels, and even carved in stone.

[Above is one of the illustrations done by the Earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713) for his book The Characteristicks of Men, Manners, and Opinion (1737).]