Archives & Library

Archive Collections

The Centre holds and provides access to archive material relating to the study of British art and architectural history. The collections contain the research papers of art historians, museum directors and curators; dealers; art critics, collectors and other individuals working in the field of art history.

Gilbert Benthall

1 box. This material has been catalogued. Please search the archive catalogue for full details. (Ref GB)

The archive contains three volumes of notebooks that include drafts and notes for Benthall's unpublished account of English Art Schools in London, 1626-1780.

Gilbert Benthall (1880-1961) was a collector of prints and drawings and an amateur art historian who also wrote an unpublished monograph on John Hamilton Mortimer (1740-1779).

Open notebook with hand written text

Notebook from the Gilbert Benthall archive,