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American Drawings Database

The American Drawings database contains information on more than 2200 original sketches, drawings and watercolors by or about America. The information in the records was compiled by the staff of the Yale University Art Gallery's "American Drawings and Watercolors Project" in the mid-1980s. The database has not been added to since that time, but it represents the most complete survey such material at Beinecke ever undertaken and includes much information not found in ORBIS. Patrons should consult with the library's curators and public services staff for assistance in finding material acquired since 1986.

Information in the records includes Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) accession number; Beinecke call number; artists' names, dates and place of birth; titles of the works as well as information about books in which the work has been reproduced; dates of creation; media; supports; dimensions; watermarks; subjects of the works; and provenance of the works. The following fields may be searched using keyword or phrase searching: YUAGaccession number, artist's name, title of work, publications, subjects, date of creation, watermark, and provenance


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