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Western Art Drawings Collection

The French, Italian, Russian, Blake, Lear and George Jones and 19th-century German drawings are currently online. Drawings and prints by and after Rembrandt can be found under Rembrandt Collection, and John Ruskinís teaching collection is under The Elements of Drawing.

The entries are based on the following publications:

  • Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Vol. 2, Italian Schools by K.T. Parker (Oxford, 1956)
  • Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Vol. 3, Italian Schools: Supplement by H. Macandrew (Oxford, 1980)
  • Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Vol. 5, German Nineteenth-Century Drawings by C.J. Bailey (Oxford, 1987)
  • Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Vol. 6, French Ornament Drawings of the Sixteenth Century by Jon Whiteley (Oxford, 1996)
  • Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Vol. 7, French School by Jon Whiteley (Oxford, 2000)
  • Russian Paintings and Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, by Larissa Salmina-Haskell (Oxford, 1990)

Details of drawings and watercolours by J.M.W. Turner in the Ashmolean Museum can be found via Turner Worldwide

Please note that certain parts of the collection, including the Netherlandish, early German and British drawings, as well as many of the prints, are not yet online.

Follow this link for a list of Albums, sketchbooks, loose mounted drawings, diaries, letters and other documents. Please note that this is not a complete listing of all our books or archive material.

For further details of our holdings, please contact the Print Room staff: waprintroom@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or tel: + 44 (0)1865 278049/288289.