Finding images can be challenging, but we have some great resources available here at the Mansfield Library to assist you.
* Ellis, John Craft. Index to Illustrations. Boston: Faxon, 1966.
Ref. 700x E47i
* Korwin, Yala H. Index to Two-Dimensional Art Works. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1981.
Ref. 700x K85i v.1 and v. 2
* Vance, Lucille E. and Esther M. Tracey. Illustration Index. New York: Scarecrow [1966, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1993 and 1998 Eds available].
Ref. 700x V222i 1966, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1993, or 1998
* Havlice, Patricia. World Painting Index. Lanham MD: Scarecrow, 2003
Ref. 750.16 H388w 2003 v.1 and v.2
* Lane, William Coolidge. ALA Portrait Index. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1906.
Ref. 757 A5
* Smith, Lyn Wall and Nancy Dustin Wall Moure. Index to Reproductions of American Paintings. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1977.
Ref. Q 759.13 S654i
* Grove Art Online (available from this link; you will need to scroll down the list and click on “Grove Art Online.”)
- Contains Bridgeman Art Library as well as other outside links to online image collections. Click on the “Art image collections” link from Grove Art’s main page to get started. You will need your NetID in order to connect to this resource from off-campus.
* Finding Images on the Web http://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/index.html
- This “meta-site” gives links to online guides for locating images on the web. It was put together by an art librarian.
* Individual museums:
- If you are going to “Google” anything, be sure to “google” individual museums to see if they have any digital image collections. The Louvre, for example, has a good portion of artwork images available online. The Metropolitan Museum of Art also has some nice images from their collections available.
* Free Art Resources on the Web. Art Libraries of North America (ARLIS/NA) http://www.arlisna.org/resources/onlinepubs/freeart.html
- Created by art librarians of ARLIS/NA, this is an authoritative meta-site of free art resources available online.