Prints and Drawings

The Department of Prints and Drawings is responsible for more than twenty thousand drawings and watercolors and forty thousand prints. The collection offers a comprehensive view of the development of British graphic art from the Tudor age to the twenty-first century. While there is a particular emphasis on the British watercolor school of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the collection is wide-ranging. Areas of specialized interest include topographical prints, caricatures, mezzotint portraits, sporting prints, architectural drawings, Shakespearean subjects, and works relating to the former British Empire.

Study Room

The Study Room provides access to works in the Center’s Prints & Drawings and Rare Books & Manuscripts collections and is open to the public, Tuesday through Friday, 10 am–4:30 pm. Appointments are not required but are recommended for patrons traveling from outside the area. *The Study Room is closed on Mondays, Good Friday, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and the days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s

The Study Room is also used for teaching with the collections, and staff members are available for advice on planning classes. 

For further information, please contact the Study Room (ycba.studyroom@yale.edu | +1 203 432 2840).

Contact the Department: 

Prints and Drawings 
Yale Center for British Art 
1080 Chapel Street 
P.O. Box 208280 
New Haven, CT 06520-8280

+1 203 432 2840
+1 203 432 7314 fax

Staff

Chief Curator of Art Collections
+1 203 432 2844
Assistant Curator of Photography
+1 203 432 4779
Coordinator of Cataloguing
+1 203 432 8818
Acting Senior Curatorial Assistant
+1 203 432 2840
Curatorial Assistant
+1 203 432 2841
Curatorial Assistant
+1 203 432 2840