Photo Archive Collections
Paul Mellon Collection of Paintings
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This series comprises images of a collection of paintings formerly owned by the American philanthropist, Paul Mellon. The collection has now been divided and paintings are owned by the following institutions: the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond; and the Paul Mellon private collection. The Photographic Archive does not include images of every painting owned by Paul Mellon.
The photographs are exclusively black and white and remain un-mounted. The degree of information on the back varies from the artist’s name and Paul Mellon accession number to more detailed information on title, dimensions, medium and provenance. The photographs are filed in their artists files and are in A-Z order
Photographs were acquired from the Paul Mellon collection and The Yale Center for British Art when new acquisitions were made. Images are no longer added to the collection.