Charles S. Rhyne
Approximately 50 books. This material has been fully catalogued on the Library and Photographic Archive catalogue.
The collection consists of publications relating to the life and work of John Constable, 1776–1837, collected by Charles S. Rhyne throughout a lifetime of research on the artist. Some of the books contain marginalia.
The collection was donated to the Paul Mellon Centre in 2015.
The Centre also holds Charles S. Rhyne’s archive.
Charles S. Rhyne (1932–2013) was an art historian and expert on the English landscape artist, John Constable. He was professor emeritus of art history at Reed College, Oregon, for over thirty years. He was a visiting fellow at the Yale Center for British Art and a visiting scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute, and J. Paul Getty Museum.