Getty Research Institute: Study Photographs of European Tapestries

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) has contributed more than 4,800 images from their Study photographs of European tapestries collection to the Artstor Digital Library.

A majority of the images in Artstor represents tapestries from the late 15th - 18th centuries, with a particular focus on production in the Southern Netherlands, Flanders, and France. Italian, English, and Dutch tapestries are also included. More than half of the photographs in the Tapestries Collection were acquired from the archives of the New York art dealers French & Company. The firm was founded in 1907 and specialized in European decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture. Other archival collections, auction houses and additional dealers, are also included. As such, the Tapestries Collection constitutes one of the few comprehensive visual resources for the study of medieval and Early Modern European tapestries.

The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts, by providing expertise and resources for art historical research. Its library collections include over one million books, periodicals, and auction catalogs. Extensive special collections of unique materials, primarily works on paper -- rare books, prints, and photographs, deepen the research resources along with an expansive photo archive.