Pursuant to Governor Pritzker's "stay-at-home" order issued March 20, all University Library locations will be closed to the public, including our faculty and students, immediately through May 31, 2020. The Library will endeavor to provide virtual services during this time, including online access to collections and virtual reference service (Ask a Librarian online chat is available). Please see library.illinois.edu/covid-19 for further information about access to library services.
Artnet – A database which lists auction sale results of over 180,000 artists ranging from Old Masters to Contemporary Artists. The database goes back to 1985 and often includes a color thumb nail of the work of art which can be enlarged. The images are accompanied by information on each work including artist, title, date, medium, size, where sold, estimated and actual selling price. Click “Login” for access.
Getty Provenance Index Databases – Indexes European archival documents and sales catalogs, and American and British Public Collections to facilitate research into the provenance of pre-twentieth-century art works.
SCIPIO – Catalogs art auction and rare book catalogs for sales from the late-sixteenth century to scheduled auctions not yet held. Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works.