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

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals (2002); migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta (2020).

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 09, 2020
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bryan, Thomas Jefferson, 1800?-1870
Title: Bryan Gallery of Christian Art print collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1525-circa 1870
Abstract: Prints, photographs, and one drawing, from the Bryan Gallery of Christian Art, assembled by Thomas Jefferson Bryan and given to the New-York Historical Society in 1867. All 158 prints are European works, mainly of religious subjects, but including some portraits, landscapes, and allegorical scenes. Portraits include some from a set of portraits of the six wives of Henry VIII, and several self-portraits, mainly by Italian artists. Artists represented include: David Teniers, Rubens, Van Dyck, Watteau, Dürer, Titian, Philips Wouwerman, Nicolas Lancret, Aelbert Cuyp, Holbein, and Guido Reni. Engravers represented include Francesco Bartolozzi, Schelte Bolswert, Cornelis Cort, Christoffel Jegher, Jacques-Philippe Le Bas, Jean Moyreau, William Sharp, Cornelis Vermeulen, and Lucas Emil Vorsterman. The prints include etchings, engravings, stipple engravings, and mezzotints. The albumen photographs show the Alhambra in Spain, and paintings in Perugia, Italy. The collection also contains one amateur crayon or pastel drawing, and two photomechanical reproductions (one in color) of engravings.
Quantity: 20 folder(s) in 2 drawers.
Language: The languages used on documents in the collection are English, French, and Italian.
Call Phrase: PR-143