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    Online Tools For Auction Research Online Tools For Auction Research Presentation Transcript

    • Online Tools for Auction Research Erika Hauser & Deborah Vincelli Thomas J. Watson Library The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • What We’ll Cover
      • Resources for researching:
      • Auction sales 1600-early 20 th century.
      • Auction sales 1970-present day.
      • Information about a seller.
      • Types of resources:
      • Bibliographic.
      • Full-text.
      • Contents of catalogs.
    • Auction Catalogs in Watsonline
      • Over 120,000 auction catalog records.
      • 1747 to the present.
      • Mostly North American and European houses.
      • Digital price lists .
      • Digital auction catalogs .
    • Auction Catalogs in Watsonline
      • Sotheby's Paris
      • Collection Marc Et Denyse
      • Ginzberg : Afrique, l'art
      • des formes
      • Sept. 10, 2007
      Image source: http://www.sothebys.com
      • Researching Past Auction Sales (c.1600-early 20 th century)
      • Bibliographic and full-text resources
    • Master of the Playing Cards (German, active ca. 1425-1450) The Queen of Flowers, ca. 1435-1440 Image source: http://www.metmuseum.org
    • Provenance: Aumüller, Munich. Jan. 30, 1871 lot 905 Collection: Friedrich Brugger, Munich Gutekunst, Stuttgart. May 11 - 22, 1909 lot 2139 Collection: A. Freiherr von Lanna, Prague. Rudolf Ritter von Gutmann, Vienna (Lugt 2770) Image source: http://www.metmuseum.org
    • SCIPIO
      • Bibliographic resource containing over 300,000 auction catalog citations.
      • Twenty-five art organizations, including the Met, contribute to the database. 
      • Catalogs from the late 16th century to present.
    • SCIPIO Gutekunst, Stuttgart. May 11 - 22, 1909 lot 2139 Collection: A. Freiherr von Lanna, Prague Aumüller, Munich. Jan. 30, 1871 lot 905 Collection: Friedrich Brugger, Munich Image source: http://www.metmuseum.org
    • Art Sales Catalogues Online
      • Extension of Lugt’s Répertoire.
      • European and American auctions from 1600-1900.
      • Nearly 60,000 auction catalog citations.
      • 27,978 auction catalogs available in full-text.
    • Art Sales Catalogues Online Aumüller, Munich. Jan. 30, 1871 lot 905 Collection: Friedrich Brugger, Munich Source: http://www.metmuseum.org
    • Other Resources
      • Online catalogs of libraries that contribute to SCIPIO.
      • International library catalogs
        • Artlibraries.net : portal to 28 art library online catalogs , many with auction catalog collections.
      • Getty Provenance Index Databases
        • European sale catalogs from 1650–1840; free resource.
      • Researching A Recent Sale
    • Auction Indexes
          • ArtNet
          • Art Sales Index
          • AskART
          • Art Fact Pro
          • Some auction house websites
    • Artist: John La Farge Title: Winter Thaw Country of Origin: American Medium: Painting Source: http:// www.artnet.com/PDB/FAADsearch/LotDetailView.aspx?lot_id =424392943
    • Auction Indexes
          • ArtNet
          • Art Sales Index
          • AskART
          • Art Fact Pro
          • Some auction house websites
    • Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Couples on a bridge over choppy waters with fallen maple leaves Medium: color print Country of Origin : Japan Source: http://artsalesindex.artinfo.com/artsalesindex/aps/lots/10701191
    • Auction Indexes
          • ArtNet
          • Art Sales Index
          • AskART
          • Art Fact Pro
          • Some auction house websites
    • Plate , 18th century (1755–60) Manufactured by Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg Made in St. Petersburg, Russia Hard-paste porcelain, (65.47) Source: eMuseum
    • Auction Indexes
          • ArtNet
          • Art Sales Index
          • AskART
          • Art Fact Pro
          • Some auction house websites
    • http:// www.finarte.it /
      • Searching For
      • The Seller
    • Artist: Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727–1788) Title: Portrait of a Man, Called General Blyth Medium: Oil on canvas Accession Number: 60.71.7 Source: eMuseum
    • Resources
      • The (London) Times Digital Archive (1785 - 1985)
        • “Sir J. Robinson's Pictures. Impossible Reserve Prices.” (1923, July 7). The Times, pg. 12.
      • New York Times Historical Newspapers from ProQuest (1851 - 2006)
        • “2 Museums to Toss For Millions in Art In Timken Estate.” (1960, May 9). New York Times (1857-Current file), p. 31. 
    • Provenance
      • Sir Joseph B. Robinson , Bt., Cape Town,
      • South Africa (until 1923; his sale, Christie's,
      • London, July 6, 1923 , no. 8, as General Blyth,
      • for £3,255 to Knoedler ); [ Knoedler , New York,
      • and Scott & Fowles, New York, 1923–24, as
      • General Thomas Bligh (1685–1775); sold to
      • Timken ]; Mr. and Mrs. William R. Timken, New
      • York (1924–49); Lillian S. (Mrs. William R.)
      • Timken, New York (1949–d. 1959 )
    • Resources
      • The (London) Times Digital Archive (1785 - 1985)
        • “Sir J. Robinson's Pictures. Impossible Reserve Prices.” (1923, July 7). The Times, pg. 12.
      • New York Times Historical Newspapers from ProQuest (1851 - 2006)
        • “2 Museums to Toss For Millions in Art In Timken Estate.” (1960, May 9). New York Times (1857-Current file), p. 31. 
    • Any Questions?
      • Consult our class guide at: http:// libmma.org /portal/instruction/
      • We appreciate your Feedback .
      Thank You! Erika & Deborah