Catalogue of an Important Group of Gothic Tapestries and Embroideries from a Famous Continental Source

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Creation: 1931

Before the age of internet auctions, art collectors relied on print catalogs from major auction houses to discover new works for their collections or galleries. This Christie’s catalog from 1931 provides illustrations of works to be auctioned along with background information on the artist and the period in which the work was produced. Such catalogs are essential reference sources for art historians who are tracing the historical ownership of a work of art.

Title

Catalogue of an Important Group of Gothic Tapestries and Embroideries from a Famous Continental Source

Date

Creation: 1931

Description

Before the age of internet auctions, art collectors relied on print catalogs from major auction houses to discover new works for their collections or galleries. This Christie’s catalog from 1931 provides illustrations of works to be auctioned along with background information on the artist and the period in which the work was produced. Such catalogs are essential reference sources for art historians who are tracing the historical ownership of a work of art.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Auction catalogs

Source

MSS0088, Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive, Box 321

Files

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Citation

“Catalogue of an Important Group of Gothic Tapestries and Embroideries from a Famous Continental Source,” Gallery, accessed September 15, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/921.