About Us


About us

Courtauld Images is the rights and reproductions service offering access to collections at The Courtauld Institute of Art and The Courtauld Gallery. Currently available to view online are 40,000 digital images of paintings, drawings, architecture and sculpture.

The collections in brief

The Courtauld Gallery
One of the most important collections in Britain, including world-famous Old Master, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and an outstanding prints and drawings collection.

The Conway Library
The library contains just over one million images of architecture, architectural drawings, sculpture and manuscripts, from Classical Antiquity to the present either as original photographs or cuttings from journals and catalogues.

The Witt Library
The library is a collection of original photographs and cuttings from published material after paintings, drawings and prints, of western art, covering the period 1200 to the present day. All major artists are represented in depth and one of the strengths of the library is its coverage of lesser-known artists, unparalleled elsewhere.

Photographic Survey
Photographs of paintings, drawings and watercolours, sculpture, architecture and architectural drawings from over five hundred private collections in England, Wales and Ireland.

Access for researchers to the undigitised collections:

For opening hours please refer to the website www.courtauld.ac.uk. Access to the Conway and Witt Libraries is by reader’s card, arranged on arrival.

Members of The Courtauld’s Samuel Courtauld Society (including Associates, Patrons and Director’s Circle members) receive complimentary entry and simply use their regular membership cards to gain access.

Contact details

Courtauld Images
Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House
London WC2R 0RN
T: +44 (0)20 7848 2879
F: +44 (0)20 7848 2589

Company information

SCT Enterprises Ltd
Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House
VAT Registration No. 672007652
Company No. 03137515

SCT Enterprises Ltd is the commercial arm of the Courtauld Institute of Art, running the retail and wholesale activities of the Courtauld as well as Courtauld Images. All profits are donated to support the activities of the Gallery, the Institute and its collections.