Ph.D. 1964, Princeton University
Spanish and New Spanish Painting, 1500-1800
History of Collecting
Art at European Courts, 17th c.
Painting in Spain 1580-1700; El Greco; The Late Goya; Historiography of Painting in New Spain; Devotional Imagery in Spain and Spanish America.
Brown, Jonathan and John Elliot. The Sale of the Century: artistic relations between Spain
and Great Britain, 1604-1655 . New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
Images and Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Painting . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.
Brown, Jonathan and John Elliot. A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980; 2nd revised edition, 2003.
Velazquez. Painter and Courtier. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.
Kings and Connoisseurs. Collecting Art in 17th Century Europe. The Andrew W. Mellon Lectures in Fine Arts. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995
Project Director, Los siglos de oro en los virreinatos de America 1550-1700, Madrid, Museo de America, 1999.
American Academy of Arts and Science
American Philosophical Society
Gran Cruz, Order of Alfonso X el Sabio (Spain)
Medalla de Oro de Bellas Artes (Spain)
Slade Professor of Fine Arts, Oxford University
Andrew W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington.