Art Dealers' Archives

The purchase of the photographic collections of commercial dealers extends the scope of the department of image collections to include lesser-known artists and works of art.

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M. Bernard
London dealer specializing in 18th-century British and European paintings (2,900 photographs)

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Christie's
A selection of the most important items sold at Christie's London from 1910 to 1980 and every catalogue illustration from auctions at Christie's London from 1980 to 1986 and at the New York branch from 1977 to 1985 (1,200 microforms)

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P. & D. Colnaghi
Photographs documenting sales at London’s Colnaghi gallery, specializing in old master paintings, drawings, and prints.  Includes the collection of Adrian Eeles, director of the Print Department at Colnaghi between 1976-1982, pertaining to sales primarily from 1950 to 1980 (4,700 photographs) and from the photographic firm, The John Freeman Group. (6,000 photographs)

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A. Damon
Photos of late 19th- and early 20th-century French decorative arts from the archives of the Paris furniture maker and interior decorator (580 mounted photographs)

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Durand-Ruel
Photo collection from the New York branch of the Paris dealer specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French paintings (14,000 photographs) 

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Ehrich Galleries
Photos of American, British, and European paintings from the New York gallery received as part of the Richter Archive (approximately 2,500 photographs)

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Barbara Fendrick Gallery
Washington, DC and New York dealer specializing in contemporary American craft, painting and sculpture (28,000 slides, photographs, negatives and transparencies).

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Frost & Reed
Archives of Bristol- and London-based dealer specializizing in British and European paintings, from 1900 to 1946 (albums containing over 1,200 photographs, clippings and circulars)

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Kennedy Galleries
Photos of American painting and sculpture from the New York gallery, transferred from the Frick Art Reference Library (17,900 photographs)

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Parke-Bernet
Acquired by Sotheby's in 1964, Parke-Bernet was the United States' largest auction house. This collection includes photographs documenting sales from the mid-1930s to 1972 and the accompanying catalogues (130,000 photographs and negatives)

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Sam Salz
New York dealer who focused primarily on French impressionist paintings and drawings (1,400 photographs)

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Schweitzer Gallery
New York gallery specializing in American art (6,000 photographs and negatives)

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Jacques Seligman & Co.
New York branch of French firm focusing on old masters, primarily French. Papers conserved in the Archives of American Art; informational sheets on each object also included in NGA image collections. (8,000 photographs and negatives) 

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Victor D. Spark
New York dealer in old master paintings (12,000 photographs and negatives)

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Van Diemen-Lilienfeld Galleries
German gallery that relocated to New York after World War I, dealing in old master, modern French, and German expressionist works (1,500 photographs and negatives)

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Waterman Gallery
Amsterdam firm featuring primarily Dutch painting; National Gallery of Art correspondence is included in the archive (10,300 photographs, plus clippings from auction catalogues)

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John Weber Gallery
New York gallery specializing in contemporary art (1,100 photographs)

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