OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ARTISTS
FOR ARTISTS' SIGNATURES, MONOGRAMS, AND MARKS
- Caplan, H. H. The
Classified Directory of Artists' Signatures, Symbols, and Monograms.
Enl. and rev. ed. London: P. Grahame Publishing, 1982. N45
.C36 1982b [Ref--4th fl]
- Castagno, John. American
Artists: Signatures and Monograms, 1800-1989.
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1990. N45 .C37 1989 [Ref--4th
- Castagno, John. European
Artists: Signatures and Monograms, 1800-1990, Including Selected Artists from
Other Parts of the World. Metuchen,
NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1990. N45 .C38 1990 [Ref--4th fl]
- Castagno, John. Latin
American Artists' Signatures and Monograms: Colonial Era to 1996.
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997. N45 .C385 1997 [Ref--4th
- Castagno, John. Old
Masters: Signatures and Monograms, 1400-born 1800.
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996. N45 .C39 1996 [8th
- Falk, Peter H. Dictionary
of Signatures and Monograms of American Artists: from Colonial Period to the
Mid 20th Century. Madison, CT: Sound
View Press, 1988. N45 .F35 1988 [Ref--4th fl]
- Goldstein, Franz. Monogramm-Lexikon:
Internationales Verzeichnis der Monogramme bildender Kunstler
Berlin: De Gruyter, 1964. N45 .G6 [Ref--4th fl]
- Pfisterer, Paul, and
Claire Pfisterer. Signaturenlexikon [Dictionary of
Signatures]. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1999. N45
.P457 1998 [Ref--4th fl]
Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Marques & Monogrammes, Chiffres, Lettres
Initiales, Signes Figuratifs, etc.
2 vols. Reprint of Paris ed. of 1893. New York: B. Franklin, 1964. N45
.R5 [Ref--4th fl]
- Self, James, and Nobuko
Hirose. Japanese Art Signatures:
A Handbook and Practical Guide.
London: Bamboo Publishing, 1987. N7358 .S47 1988b [8th
and Monogrammes d'Artistes des XIXe et XXe Siecles.
3rd ed. Paris: Van Wilder, 2001. N45 .S54 2001 [Ref--4th
many auction websites require registration and subscription fees, so included
below are a few that allow free access to some portion of their information
(http://www.sothebys.com/): You can
search or browse for lots in the online or live auctions. You need to register
only if you intend to bid on an item.
Information about upcoming sales is put on the web site as soon as the catalog
is published (up to 2 months before the sale); images are available online
until the day after the sale, but the catalog text remains for a month after
the sale. Also useful might be the glossary of terms. You need to register
only if you intend to bid on an item.
Click on "enter" to get to the search box (at top center of page).
It does not cost to search for the list of the works by an artist.
(http://www.askart.com): This web site
covers only American artists. Some information is free; for example, the images
of paintings that have been up for sale are free for browsing, but if you
want the title of the painting and auction information, you need to pay for
a subscription. The other information on the site may be useful: the biographies
are written by galleries (so the information is not necessarily authoritative),
and the books and periodicals listing isn't much better than what you would
find in the three art databases.
But the list of museums that hold works by that artist may be useful in tracking
down online images.
International Auction Records
[4th floor--REF N8640.I5]--1991-1999, 2000/2001; arranged
alphabetically by artist's name.
- Art Price
(2 vols.) [4th floor--REF N8670.A69 1995]--arranged
alphabetically by artist's name; covers the 1993-94 auction season.
(3 vols.) and its supplement, The Blue Book [4th
floor--REF N6505.A56 1986 and N6505.A561 1986]: These volumes are a
record of international auction figures for a ten year period, with a financial
analysis of changes in prices. The book is arranged in chronological order
following web site has links to sites that provide information on how to find
an appraiser in your area, as well as information on how to become an appraiser:
Maine Antiques Digest (http://www.maineantiquesdigest.com/appraise/appraise.htm).
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