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Yale Center for British Art Prints and Drawings Department records

Call Number: A026

Scope and Contents

The Prints and Drawings department records document the department's curatorial activities from 1975 to 2018. The collection includes administrative documents, correspondence, acquisition records, exhibition records, and documentation of curators' scholarship and research.


  • 1975 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is unprocessed and may not be available for immediate access.


99.37 Linear Feet (100 boxes)

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Biographical / Historical

The Prints and Drawings department has more than 20,000 drawings and watercolors and 30,000 prints. The collection offers a comprehensive view of the development of British graphic art from the Tudor age to the twenty-first century. There is a particular emphasis on the British watercolor school of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Areas of specialized interest include topographical prints, caricatures, mezzotint portraits, sporting prints, architectural drawings, Shakespearean subjects, and works relating to the former British Empire.

Yale Center for British Art Prints and Drawings Department records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Institutional Archives Repository

Institutional Archives
1080 Chapel Street
P. O. Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280 US
(203) 432-8395


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New Haven, CT 06510

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