John Trevor Hayes
19 boxes. This material has been catalogued. Please search the archive catalogue for full details. (Ref JTH)
The archive contains research papers mainly relating to Hayes' publications and research on Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Graham Sutherland (1903-1980), Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) and Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), and his unpublished catalogue for the Cincinnati Art Museum. There are notes, correspondence, unpublished texts and drafts and photographs. The collection also includes an earlier gift of a large set of photographic files of Gainsborough's landscapes, portraits and prints and a smaller set on Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797). This relates to Hayes' doctoral thesis work and subsequent lifelong interest and writings on Gainsborough.
John Trevor Hayes (1929-2005) was an art historian and museum director. He was Assistant Keeper (1954) and then Director of the London Museum (1970-1974) and Director of the National Portrait Gallery (1974-1994). He published widely, especially on his specialist area of Thomas Gainsborough.