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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.

Tête de Flore (Head of Flora)
Waves #1
Anonymous, San Francisco
Diesel Pumps

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 James E. Duffy Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs is currently closed to visitors and classes due to COVID-19.

Please direct inquiries about teaching remotely from the collection to Lisa Hodermarsky (lisa.hodermarsky@yale.edu) and Elissa Watters (elissa.watters@yale.edu). Research inquiries about specific prints and drawings can be directed to Suzanne Greenawalt (suzanne.greenawalt@yale.edu), and those about specific photographs can be addressed to the Photography Department (yuag.photo@yale.edu).

Melencolia I

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