Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8280

American repository, New Haven, contemporary

The Yale Center for British Art is a museum and research center housing the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), the collection reflects the development of British art and culture from the sixteenth century to the present day.

About the Dataset

The information contributed by the YCBA to the American Art Collaborative represents the YCBA's entire collection of accessioned objects from its Paintings & Sculpture department and Prints & Drawings department, a portion of which include objects made by American artists like Benjamin West, James McNeill Whistler, John Singleton Copley, R. B. Kitaj, as well as objects made after American artists, such as reproductive prints. The Center owns more than 2,000 paintings and 250 sculptures, 20,000 drawings and watercolors, and 40,000 prints. Works on view include masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner, and John Constable, as well as major artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain. The Center's Rare Books & Manuscripts department also include 35,000 items but these were not contributed to the AAC.