The art historian Sara N. James has contributed more than 2,000 images of European architecture and sculpture to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection features British and Italian architecture, with an emphasis on ecclesiastical buildings in England.

Monuments include cathedrals and parish churches from the Norman Romanesque period; religious buildings in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles; Medieval secular architecture including castles, marketplaces, and town halls; Tudor, Elizabethan, Baroque, and Neoclassical country houses and churches. Photographed during James’ travels throughout Europe, the images provide contextual views of sculpture, decorative and  structural details.

James is Professor Emerita of Art History at Mary Baldwin College. She holds a B.A. from Mary Baldwin College, an M.A. in Humanities (Medieval Studies) from Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in Art History (Italian Renaissance) from the University of Virginia. A specialist in Italian Renaissance art, James expanded her teaching and research to include English art and architecture. The English collection was created to support the curriculum of Mary Baldwin College’s graduate program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance and was funded in part by the Yum and Ross Arnold Fund and a grant from the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund.