Yale University

The International Room at Sterling Library.

The International Room at Sterling Library, Yale University

Yale Center for British Art

The Center houses the largest collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom. Located in a magnificent building designed by Louis I. Kahn (D.F.A. 1965), the collection chronicles the development of British art, life, and thought from the Elizabethan era onward, with particular strength in the period from the birth of William Hogarth in 1697 to the death of J.M.W. Turner in 1851. The Center and its ongoing programs are made possible by the generosity of Yale’s great philanthropist Paul Mellon (B.A. 1929).

Jerusalem: Jerusalem in Her Desolation

William Blake, 1757–1827
Relief etching printed in orange with pen and black ink, watercolor, and gold

Mrs. Abington as Miss Prue

Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723–1792
Oil on canvas


George Stubbs, 1724–1806
Oil on canvas

Glacier and Source of Arveyron, Going Up to the Mer de Glace

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851
Watercolor, graphite, and gum with scraping out and stopping out

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