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.

Hugh Macandrew

39 boxes. This material has not yet been catalogued and is not listed. (Ref HM) Please contact collections staff for more information.

The archive contains research papers relating to John Talman (1677-1726) the artist, antiquarian and traveller, which were edited posthumously for publication by Graham Parry and Antony Griffiths for the Walpole Society, Vol. LIX, 1997. The papers include a large number of photographs, most of which are annotated, which document Talman's drawings, his art collection and related contemporary manuscripts. There is a transcript, with annotations, of Talman's Letter-Book (1707-1712) and further transcripts of original source material. Additionally there are research notes, notebooks, copies of related articles, and correspondence.

Hugh Macandrew (1931-1993) was an art historian and curator. He was Assistant Keeper at the Walker Art Gallery (1957-1962); Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum (1964-1977) and Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Scotland (1987-1991).

Monochromatic umber drawing of ornate marriage chest

Marco Marchetti, Cassoni design, from the collection of John Talman