Prints and Drawings

Study Room, second floor, Yale Center for British Art, photograph © Elizabeth Felicella / ESTO

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.

The Study Room is closed until further notice.

The Study Room is closed until further notice.

Study Room

The Study Room provides access to works in the Center’s Prints & Drawings and Rare Books & Manuscripts collections.

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 ( | +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


Chief Curator of Art Collections
+1 203 432 2844
Associate Curator of Photography, and Acting Head of Prints and Drawings
+1 203 432 7842
Acting Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings
+ 1 203 432 6700
Coordinator of Cataloguing
+1 203 432 8818
Senior Curatorial Assistant
+1 203 432 2840
Curatorial Assistant
+1 203 432 2840
Curatorial Assistant
+1 203 432 2841
Curatorial Assistant
+1 203 432 2840