Philip Hendy's writings and research

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 345 NGA3/4
  • Former Reference
      GB 345 NG35/73-102
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      41 files

Scope and Content

Throughout his career Philip Hendy wrote and lectured on a wide range of art historical subjects. Between 1923 and 1974 he wrote or contributed to over fifteen books and had many articles published. He also broadcast regularly for the BBC and lectured worldwide.

His major publications include:

Hours in the Wallace Collection, 1927

Wallace Collection: Catalogue of the paintings and drawings, 1928

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: catalogue, 1931

Penguin Modern Painters: Matthew Smith, 1944

Giovanni Bellini, 1945

An exhibition of cleaned paintings 1936-1947 at the National Gallery, 1947

The National Gallery London, 1956 and 1960

Masaccio, 1957

Twenty four Masterpieces from the National Gallery I and II, 1958 and 1959

Some Italian Renaissance Pictures in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, 1964

Piero della Francesca, 1968

European and American Painting in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1974

He was also a regular contributor to journals and newspapers, particularly Britain Today, The London Mercury and The Listener. Between 1924 and 1926 he was the art critic for the Daily Herald and between 1926 and 1927 for The New Statesman

This series includes correspondence, research notes, drafts and final copies of articles, lectures and broadcasts. Also, press cuttings and magazine articles.


The records have been divided into three sections:

NGA3/4/1 Published articles

NGA3/4/2 Research notes, drafts and correspondence relating to published writings

NGA3/4/3 Lectures and broadcasts

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