Artstor is collaborating with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC to distribute images from its collection of European and American paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Approximately 30,000 images of art dating back to the 13th to 19th centuries and more than 5,000 images from the Gallery’s 20th and 21st century works, including photographs, will be made available in the Digital Library.
These images include Ginevra de’ Benci (c. 1474/1478) by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), the only painting by the Renaissance master in the Americas; Woman Holding a Balance (c. 1664) by Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675); Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873–1876) by Winslow Homer (1836–1910); Woman with a Parasol―Madame Monet and Her Son (1875) by Claude Monet (1840–1926); and Self-Portrait (1889) by Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890).
Artstor currently makes available more than 700 images of European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Gallery’s Samuel H. Kress Collection, as well as two collections from its Department of Image Collections: the Clarence Ward Archive and the Foto Reali Archive.
The National Gallery of Art, located in the nation’s capital, is one of the world’s preeminent art museums. It was created in 1937 by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of Andrew W. Mellon, the founder of the Gallery. The Gallery’s collection includes some 130,000 works that trace the development of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present.
- Foto Reali Archive (National Gallery of Art, Department of Image Collections)
- Italian and other European Art (Scala Archives)
- Samuel H. Kress Collection: Lantern Slides (Department of Image Collections)
- Clarence Ward Archive (Department of Image Collections)
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