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History of Art - Visual Resources Centre: Lee Johnson Archive

Lee Johnson Archive

Professor Lee Johnson (1924-2006) was a leading scholar on the life and work of French painter Eugène Delacroix. His extraordinary catalogue raisonnè (first published in 1981 with the final supplement emerging in 2002) was, and remains, a monumental contribution to Delacroix studies. Volumes 3 and 4 won the prestigious Mitchell Prize in 1987, awarded in recognition of their outstanding and original impact on the field of visual arts. Johnson also published extensively on Delacroix and French art, and was the editor of Delacroix's letters from 1817-1863.

His substantial archive, which was bequeathed to the Department on his death in 2006, contains all his files, photographs, notes, correspondence, drafts, catalogues and research material relating to Delacroix.


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