Paperback 362pp Illustrated 290x175mm
9781851240760   Product Code: 83527
Soon after its foundation in 1602, the Bodleian Library began to receive bequests not only of books and manuscripts but also of portraits. The paintings provide a fascinating record of social, literary and academic history rather than a collection of first-rate works of art, although there are paintings by artists of the stature of Van Dyck and John Singer Sargent. This catalogue presents monochrome reproductions of the 348 portraits, with notes on the sitters and provenance of the paintings.