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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room

The James E. Duffy Study Room provides access to over 35,000 European and American prints, drawings, and photographs ranging in date from the 15th century to the present. All works are available for study by appointment.

Study for the Death of General Warren at Bunker's Hill
L'écho (Echo), study for Une baignade, Asnières (Bathers at Asnières)
U.S. 285, New Mexico
Longmont, Colorado, from the series What We Bought

About the Duffy Study Room

The Duffy Study Room holds approximately 25,000 prints, 8,000 drawings and watercolors, and 5,000 photographs. Prints and drawings range from the 15th century to the present, and photographs span the history of the medium. Particular strengths are in early modernism, including German Expressionism, and American works of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Gallery has extraordinary prints by the two greatest Old Master printmakers, Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn, and a broad range of Italian, French, and Netherlandish drawings. Since the 1970s, the Gallery has been actively acquiring photographs, and the collection includes significant groups of works by Eugène Atget, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Robert Adams.

Make an Appointment

The Duffy Study Room is located on the fourth floor of the Gallery and is open by appointment to individuals, classes, and groups of fewer than 15 people from Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Special viewing arrangements for Yale students and faculty are also available. To schedule class and section visits, please contact us with a selection of no more than 20 objects at least two weeks in advance.

Find objects you can study by searching the collection and limiting your results to prints, drawings, and photographs that are viewable by appointment.

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Prints and Drawings

To make an appointment to view prints and drawings, contact Elissa Watters at 203.432.0628 or


To make an appointment to view photographs, email

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