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Guide to the Bryan Gallery of Christian Art Print Collection
circa 1525-circa 1870

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals (2002); migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta (2020).

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 09, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at

Use Restrictions

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Bryan Gallery of Christian Art Print Collection, PR-143, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

Documentation related to the original Bryan collection and its acquisition by N-YHS can be found in the institutional archives; see Guide to the New-York Historical Society Bequests, Gifts and Related Matters Record Group.

Much of the Bryan collection was deaccessioned in the 1970s–1990s. For details on its scope, see Richard Grant White, Companion to the Bryan Gallery of Christian Art: Containing Critical Descriptions of the Pictures, and Biographical Sketches of the Painters (1853).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan, April 2, 1867. Bryan added material to the collection until his death in 1870.

Processing Information

This collection was removed from the Graphic Arts File (PR 022) and inventoried by Jenny Gotwals in May 2002. Joseph Ditta migrated her WORD document finding aid to ArchivesSpace in May 2020.