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History of Art - Visual Resources Centre: Calman Collection

Calman Collection

H.M Calman was a London-based art collector and dealer, primarily of Old Master drawings. Calman took a photograph of every item which passed through his hands; these photographs now constitute the Calman Collection. Most items are properly accessioned in the Photographic Archive, but there is a large box of possible duplicates. The collection is still largely unstudied.


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