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History of Art - Visual Resources Centre: Delaisse Collection

Delaisse Collection

This collection consists of largely medieval subject matter in several different visual forms - books, slides, notes. It was bequeathed to the Department by M. J. L Delaisse, Fellow of All Souls College, on his death in 1972.

The collection of glass slides and 35mm slides have not been fully examined. There is also an index; this does not appear directly related to either slide collection but rather served as as record for Delaisse's personal research on medieval illuminations. The index allows the user to search for manuscripts under various criteria: country of production, present location of manuscript, patrons, styles and dated versus non-dated material.


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