Sir Oliver Millar
A collection of approximately 400 books and guides on seventeenth-century painting from the collection of the late Sir Oliver Millar, 1923-2007 were donated by his family in 2007. The collection contains many country house guidebooks, books on artists such as Van Dyck as well as a number of antiquarian books.
This collection has been fully catalogued on our library and photographic archive catalogue.
Sir Oliver Nicholas Millar (1923-2007) was an art historian and curator. He served in the Royal Household from 1947 becoming Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures (1972-1988). His specialism was 17th century British painting.