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History of Art - Visual Resources Centre: Reitlinger Bequest

Reitlinger Bequest

Gerald Roberts Reitlinger (1900-1978) was an art historian who specialised in Asian ceramics as well as the fluctuating economics of the art market. His collection of Islamic, Japanese, and Chinese porcelain was willed to the Ashmolean, where a gallery is named in his honour.

The material in our collection comprises two solander boxes containing loose prints and photos of medieval manuscripts, painting and sculpture. A similar box of materials marked 'Reitlinger' is located in the Sackler Library's Rare Books Room.


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