Copies or imitations of Gainsborough drawings

Scope and Content

This file contains letters sent to Hayes requesting his opinion on attributions of various drawings thought to be by Gainsborough. All letters include a reply from Hayes, and most also include an image of the work being discussed.

Includes letters from:

-Cynthia Burlingham, curator, The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California

-J. Dabney, Phillips

-George M. Friend

-James Miller, Sotheby's

-Charles Nugent, Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd

-Dr. Jur. Fritz Stöger

-Mr Dominique H. Vasseur, curator of prints and drawings, The Dayton Art Institute, Ohio

Access Information


Open for research. Readers must fill in an 'Reader Agreement Form' which outlines the reading room rules and conditions concerning privacy and Data Protection