Tips for research individual artists --
Search the catalog using the artists name as a subject. To get the correct subject, try a keyword search for the artist and then find a title with the correct subject --
su: Cassatt, Mary, 1845-1926.
"All the works of an artist". A documented collection of every work of an artist's career. Each work is pictured, with scholarly opinions, provenance, bibliography. A great first place to begin research, but not all artists have catalogues raisonnés.
Krasner, Lee, -- 1908-1984 -- Catalogues raisonnés.
Like a catalogue raisonné, only for a single kind of object. Famous corpora are written for pottery, stain glass windows (Corpus Vitrirarum) and Florentine altarpieces (Offner).
Permanent Holdings Catalogs (of museums)
Detailed catalogs of a period or genre of art in a particular museum. Like a catalogue raisonné, it will contain a collection of scholar's opinion on an object, conservation reports, provenance and literature (written about it). If you know of the location of a work of art, check for permanent holdings catalogs.
Adapted from information created by Duke University Art Librarian Lee Sorenson.
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