Getty Provenance Index Databases

Publication Details

  • Subscription Type FREE
  • Publisher J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Resource Types Subject Gateway
  • Description The Getty Provenance Index Databases currently contain 1.1 million records taken from source material such as archival inventories, auction catalogs, and dealer stock books. The five databases are: 1. Archival Inventories: Archival inventories are legal documents from private and public archives that list objects from a household. The inventories in this database list works of art from private collections in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and France from 1550 to 1840. 2. Sales Catalogs: Typically published by auction houses and dealers, sales catalogs list works of art for public auction. This database includes catalogs from major cities in Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia from 1650 to 1840. 3. Goupil & Cie Stock Bonds: Maintained by galleries and art dealers, stock books record information about a work of art. This database contains records transcribed from the 15 stock books of Goupil & Cie/Boussod, Valadon & Cie. 4. Payments to Artists: This database contains approximately 1,000 recorded payments to artists made in Rome between 1576 and 1711. 5. Public Collections: This database contains descriptions and provenances of paintings created by artists born before 1900 held by public institutions in Great Britain and the United States. (Updated regularly)