Archival Resources :

Wildenstein Plattner Institute database of 21,000 pre-1945 auction catalogues

Search by artist, work, city, country, and/or date etc.

Launched in 2021, these sales catalogues, many of which are annotated, are critical assets for catalogue raisonné and provenance research, as well as for research in the history of collecting and the art market.

At the moment, the Sales Catalogues Database can be searched by keyword, location, and date of a sale. However, the WPI is currently working on a large cataloguing project using OCLC’s cataloguing tool to create bibliographic records for each sales catalogue so that their collection can also be accessed through WorldCat.

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