Jervis Wegg Notebooks

Scope and Content

Notes on paintings, mostly northern European, in various collections in western Europe and the United States. Wegg would write an entry on a painting, often revising his comments if, for example, the painting was displayed, subsequently sold or reattributed to another artist.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Henry Jervis Wegg, b. 28 October 1876, d. 13 December 1940; was a barrister and author of ‘The Decline of Antwerp under Philip of Spain’ and ‘Richard pace: A Tudor Diplomat’. Following his death, drawings and paintings from Wegg’s collection were sold by Sotheby’s on 23 April 1941 and 28 May 1941.


Notebooks have been arranged in chronological order.

Access Information


Custodial History

Unknown ownership following their creation by Wegg. The notebooks were found amongst the Gallery's library books, they carry old National Gallery library shelfmarks.


No accruals are expected.