WESTFIELD COLLEGE PRINT COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This sub-fonds contains prints and artwork dating between the early 16th century - 1968, collected by Westfield College.

It comprises a collection of artwork and prints including etchings, mezzotints, engravings, dry point, lithograph, aquatint, sketches, and paintings.

Artists include Francesco Bartolozzi, John Constable, David Lucas, Eugene Delacroix, George Edwards and Matthew Darly, Thomas Frye, Hendrik Goltzius, Francisco Goya, William Hogarth, Theodore von Holst, Giles Hussey, Timothy Hyman, Lucas van Leyden, John Linnell, Carlo Maratta, John Martin, Pierre Mariette, Leonid Pasternak, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Peter Rittig, Salvator Rosa, Paul Sandby, Giovanni Battista Scultori, and Wayne Warren.

Also includes several anonymous colour prints created by art students in Atelier Popularie [popular studio] in response to the May 1968 student revolution which began in Paris.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Print collection was acquired by Westfield College Library during the early 1970s, as teaching resources primarily for the History of Art Department. Part of the collection was catalogued by a group of postgraduates under the supervision of the Deputy Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. A number of the Westfield Prints were compared with the same print in the British Museum to verify its authenticity and state or edition.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by artist surname, then by date and title where more than one artwork per artist exists. This is followed by artwork where the artist is unknown, which have been arranged by date then title.

Conditions Governing Access

The Archives are available for access in an Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am-4.30pm and Monday and Friday by appointment only. Users are invited to contact the Archives in advance, so that more information can be supplied concerning archive collections of relevance to their research. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Mile End Library, QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email us. For more information about the Archives see the website: Queen Mary Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by Westfield College, and transferred to Queen Mary College with the Westfield College archives in 1989.

Other Finding Aids

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Toni Hardy, July 2010.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Westfield College Archives, early 16th century - 2010.