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Rights and Reproductions

The Gallery participates in Yale University’s open-access policy and makes available thousands of images of public-domain works in its collection for immediate download.

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Open-Access Images

No permission from the Gallery is required to use our images of public-domain works. Simply search the collection, and click the “download” link beneath the image you would like to use.

You can download a presentation-size image or a full-size, publication-quality image.

Full-size image: 
full page: tiff, 2249 x 3000 px, 300 dpi, 8-bit color, 19.34MB

Presentation-size image:
full screen: jpeg, 1439 x 1920 px, 110 dpi, 0.48MB

In support of Yale’s open-access policy, we hope that students, scholars, artists, and anyone interested in the collection will freely use the Gallery’s resources for presentations and publications, as well as for personal enjoyment.

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Photography Requests

Due to a high volume of photography requests, our response to your inquiry will likely take up to six weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

To request images of works that are not yet available online or to request digital files in sizes and formats beyond those offered for download, please complete the request form.

Rights and Reproductions Department
Yale University Art Gallery
P.O. Box 208271
New Haven, CT 06520


Revised: July 2019