National Gallery of Art


Artstor and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC are sharing nearly 25,000 images of European and American paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. The final collection will feature approximately 36,000 images of art dating back to the 13th to 19th centuries and more than 5,000 images from the Gallery's 20th and 21st century works, including photographs, will be made available in the Digital Library.

These images include Ginevra de' Benci (c. 1474/1478); by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), the only painting by the Renaissance master in the Americas; Woman Holding a Balance (c. 1664) by Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675); Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873–1876) by Winslow Homer (1836–1910); Woman with a Parasol—Madame Monet and Her Son (1875) by Claude Monet (1840–1926); and Self-Portrait (1889) by Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890).

Artstor also currently makes available more than 700 images of European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Gallery's Samuel H. Kress Collection, as well as two collections from its Department of Image Collections: the Clarence Ward Archive and the Foto Reali Archive.

The National Gallery of Art located in the nation's capital, is one of the world's preeminent art museums. It was created in 1937 by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of Andrew W. Mellon, the founder of the Gallery. The Gallery's collection includes some 130,000 works that trace the development of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 35,717
Percentage of completion 69%
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* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: December 11, 2014

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