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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. 


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.‚Äč


Grove Art Online: images

This scholarly reference work includes many images.  To find them, first run a search for your subject. On the results page, tick Image in the left-hand column, and then hit Update, as shown below:


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.