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ARTstor

Searchable database of more than 1,000,000 digital images. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view and download images. Image quality is often slightly better than on Bridgeman Education. Subject guides for specific topics are included.  

 

To download or print images, you will need to create a personal account after you have logged in with your Sotheby's email address. To do this, click Register in the Login box on the top right hand corner. Then fill in the generated form. Once you have registered, you can then save or print your chosen image.

 

Bridgeman Education

Over 300,000 images from 2,000 sources and 30,000 artists with accompanying metadata. Users are able to search all media including photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology & ethnography, history, science & medicine, decorative arts and artefacts.

 

Oxford Art Online: image search

More than 40,000 image links and 5,500 images contained within Grove Art Online, as well as access to more than 5,000 entries and 500 images from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

 

Art & Architecture Source: images

63,000 images, though size and quality are disappointing compared with ARTstor or Bridgeman. To access the image collection, choose More from the top menu in Art Source, and select the Images option.