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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0370 WFD/PRINT
Held at: Queen Mary, University of London
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Date(s): [1500]-1968
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Westfield College Archives
Extent: 43 outsize items
Name of creator(s): Westfield College
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


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.


Scope and content/abstract:

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.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, Latin, Spanish, Italian, French

System of 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 the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist. Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email:

Finding aids:

A detailed catalogue is available in the Archives Reading Room, or downloadable from the Archives website,

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Westfield College Archives, early 16th century - 2010.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Catalogued by Toni Hardy, July 2010.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
September 2010.

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