Research Collections

Collections Overview

The Centre collects archive material relating to the study of British art and architectural history. The collections contain the research papers of art historians, many of whom were pioneers in the formation of this discipline.

John Ingamells

5 boxes. This material has been catalogued. Please search the archive catalogue for full details. (Ref JSI)

The archive contains research papers on Philip Mercier (c.1689-1760) and Andrea Soldi (1703-1771) which are directly related to catalogues of their work: A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings and Etchings of Philip Mercier, Walpole Society, Vol. XLVI, 1978 written with Robert Raines and Andrea Soldi - a check list of his work, Walpole Society, Vol. XLVII, 1980. The collection includes mostly unpublished photographs relating to the catalogues. Additional material includes a considerable amount of information collected by Ingamells post publication, including copies of the published catalogues annotated with new and updated information. It also includes an oral history.

John Anderson Stuart Ingamells (1934-2013) was an art historian and museum director. He was Director of York City Art Gallery (1968-1977) and Director of the Wallace Collection (1978-1992). He has published widely, especially catalogues of art gallery collections and edited 'A Dictionary of British Art and Irish Travellers in Italy, 1701-1800' (1997) from Brinsley Ford's Archive.