The Courtauld Institute of Art is collaborating with ARTstor to share approximately 8,100 images of works in the permanent collection of The Courtauld Gallery in the Digital Library. The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world, with a collection that spans the art historical canon from the early Renaissance to the 20th century. The Gallery is renowned for its outstanding collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings that illustrate the development of modern French painting, including such iconic masterpieces as Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1881-1882), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s La Loge (1874), Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), and Paul Gauguin’s Nevermore (1897). The Gallery also houses rich collections of sculpture and decorative arts, Gothic and Medieval paintings, Renaissance masterworks, and an important group of paintings and drawings by Peter Paul Rubens. There is an impressive range of works on paper — drawings, watercolours, and prints representing the major schools of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including masterpieces by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, Rembrandt van Rijn, and J.M.W. Turner.
The Courtauld Institute of Art is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of art history and conservation. An independent college of the University of London, the Institute offers exceptional resources for students, including the Gallery’s collections and outstanding research libraries and image archives. As part of its collaboration with ARTstor, the Institute will also share approximately 34,000 images of architecture and sculpture from the photoarchives of the Conway Library in the Digital Library.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit The Courtauld Institute of Art: The Courtauld Gallery collection page.