P&D Colnaghi Ltd was set up in 1760 in St James’s London, and has been dealing in art in paintings, prints, and drawings ever since. Most of the records are held today at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire and consist of stock books, correspondence, exhibition catalogues, financial records, and catalogues published by Colnaghi and others. The main series of correspondence and financial records do not start until 1894 and the stock records start in 1911.


The collection is available for researchers to use by appointment. Opening hours are:

10am to 5pm.

If you wish to consult the records or have an enquiry please contact the archive team on: — 01296 653413

All researchers are required to complete a researcher agreement. Digital photography for research purposes is normally allowed on completion of copyright declaration. The archives are housed at Windmill Hill on the Waddesdon Estate not at Waddesdon Manor. Before you visit download a location map.