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Art History: Auction, Sales and Provenance

Auction, Sales and Provenance Information Online Sources

Auction, Sales and Provenance Information Print Sources

Catalogues of Sales: 1734-1945. (Print resource only)
Sotheby & Co. 1734-1945. ca. 10,000 catalogs on microfilm. Part I (Reels 1-71; 1734-1850); Part II (Reels 1-148; 1851-1900); Part III (Reels 1-155; 1901-1945). NEWS MICROFILM 16663.Z  (40 Doe Library)  
Covering catalogues from the British Museum collection, each catalogue is preceded by a contents card detailing the names of the owners, date of sale, number of pages, lots, illustrations, location of the copy filmed, and the contents of the sale. To facilitate use, the entries in the guides for each part are arranged in the same chronological order as the catalogues in the microfilm collection. Contents are categorized under the following headings: Autographed Letters, Art (Objects), Art (Pictorial), Books, Coins and Medals, Mss. (Western), Mss. (Oriental), and Other.
Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide. (Print resource only)
R.J. Davenport. Ventura, Calif.: Davenport's Art Reference, c1986-. Latest edition in Doe Reference. Doe Reference/Main N8670.D38 
Price data on over 275,000 international artists, listed alphabetically, for oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculptures, prints, posters and photographs. Provides auction house and sale date, subject matter for which artist is known, references cited, signature information, and brief biographical information.
Hislop's Art Sales Index (CD-Rom only)
N8670.A66 compu/d (request at Circulation Desk)
Contains 2.6 million art auction results worldwide for over 214,000 artists, from 1979 through June 2005. May be searched by artist name or nationality, picture title or description, medium, dimensions, date painted, auctioneer, date of sale, catalogue title, medium, hammer price in pounds or dollars, country and city. Provides contact details of the auction houses including email and web address.
Knoedler Library : the complete title index of 26,000 volumes of sales, exhibitions, and salons in the Knoedler Library on microfiche. Available on microfiche in News/Micro
Microfiche 30535
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