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Yale Center for British Art Paintings and Sculpture Department records

Call Number: A024

Scope and Contents

The Paintings and Sculpture department records consist of curatorial records dating from 1977 to 2013.


  • 1976 - 2013


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


54 Linear Feet (54 boxes)

7.87 Gigabytes

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Biographical / Historical

The Paintings and Sculpture department is responsible for a collection of approximately 2,000 paintings and 200 sculptures. Particularly strong in the period from 1700–1850, the collection ranges from a medieval Nottingham alabaster to works by contemporary artists. Thanks to the special interests of founder Paul Mellon, the Center also has one of the greatest collections of British sporting and animal paintings in the world. It was known as the Paintings department until 1996, when the scope was expanded to include sculpture.

Major exhibitions produced by the department have included "The Grosvenor Gallery: A Palace of Art in Victorian England" (1996), "This Other Eden: British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale" (1998, the Center’s largest ever traveling exhibition), and "Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century" (2013).

Yale Center for British Art Paintings and Sculpture Department records
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Finding aid written in English.

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

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