Papers and photographs document Gere's
research on Italian old master drawings, especially Raphael and his circle, and
Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro.
John Arthur Giles Gere (1921-1995) was a British art historian and
connoisseur of Italian sixteenth-century drawings. Educated at Winchester and
Balliol, he became Assistant Keeper in the Department of Prints and Drawings at
the British Museum in 1946, and served as Keeper from 1973 to 1981.
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