Yale Center for British Art
Prints and Drawings Collection

David Octavius Hill (1802–1870) and Robert Adamson (1821–1848). David Roberts, Landscape Painter, R.A. (1843–1847). Salt print from a calotype negative. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund (B2003.16).

Web address http://ycba.yale.edu/collections/coll_p-d-index.html
Location1080 Chapel Street, New Haven
Hours10:00-4:30 Tuesday through Friday
Access policyThe collection is accessible in the Study Room without appointment during above hours.
ContactScott Wilcox; Gillian Forrester
Email addresspdbac@pantheon.yale.edu; ycba.pandd@yale.edu
Number of photographsApprox. 1,500
Date range1840s–present
Geographic coverage

Britain and former British imperial territories


Robert Adamson, Bernice Abbot, Bill Brandt, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bruce Davidson, David Octavius Hill, Jem Southam, Humphrey Spender


The photographic collections of the Center’s Department of Prints and Drawings are part of the fine art collection, serving research, teaching, and exhibition needs. The photographs, either by British photographers or of British subject matter (architecture, landscape, portraiture, topography), have aesthetic merit, but the collection does not constitute either a cohesive or comprehensive account of British photography.

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