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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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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

Scope and Contents

The Bryan Gallery of Christian Art Print Collection spans the period circa 1525–circa 1870 and primarily contains European prints. The collection is organized in three series: Prints, Photographs, and Other Items.

 Series I. Prints, before 1528-1817, undated, contains 158 prints. All are European works, and include Italian, Flemish, French, Dutch, and some English works. Most of the prints are engravings or etchings, and only a few have color. They are mainly of religious subjects, or are portraits, landscapes, or allegorical scenes. Many of the portraits are self-portraits by artists, primarily Italian. Several others are from a set of portraits of the six wives of Henry VIII. Prints number nine and ten are both colored stipple prints from a set of illustrations for Milton's Paradise Lost engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Thomas Stotherd. Duplicate copies exist of a few prints.

 Series II. Photographs, undated, contains two groups of albumen photographs showing paintings in Perugia, Italy, and the Alhambra in Spain. The seven photographs of the Alhambra are 8 by 10 inches. The twenty-three photographs of paintings are 5 x 7 inches and smaller.

 Series III. Other items, undated, contains one amateur crayon or pastel drawing and two photomechanical reproductions, one in color, of engravings.


The collection is organized in three series:

Series I.
 Prints, before 1528-1817, undated
Series II.
 Photographs, undated
Series III.
 Other items, undated

Items are sorted by the numbers they were assigned on accession.