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History of Art - Visual Resources Centre: Bartsch Archive

Bartsch Archive

The Bartsch Archive contains mounted and unmounted photographs of prints from Johann Adam Bernard Ritter von Bartsch's Le Peintre Graveur. Bartsch (1757-1821) was an Austrian scholar, artist and printmaker; Le Peintre Graveur is considered by many to be the first modern comprehensive catalogue.

Composed of Old Master prints created by the most technically advanced painter-engravers of the time, the twenty-one volume catalogue was complated in 1821.


The Visual Resources Centre is open

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 4pm

If you would like to view the collections or have a question related to the resources please email the Visual Resources Assistant Francesca Issatt at

01865 286839

History of Art Department
University of Oxford
Suite 9, Littlegate House
St Ebbe’s, Oxford
OX1 1PT, United Kingdom