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Art Sources for the Identification and Valuation of Fine and Decorative Art

A guide on Art Sources for the Identification and Valuation of Fine and Decorative Art for the art collector and seller.

Fine Art Prints: Identification and Valuation Sources

Fine Art Prints: Identification and Valuation Sources



How to Identify Prints: a Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Ink Jet
NE850 .G37 2004

Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers
N40 .B945 vols. 1-5

Iconoclass Index. Early German Prints
NE651 .L386 1995 vols. 1-4

The Seventeenth Century: an Iconographic Index to A. Bartsch, Le Peintre-Graveur
NE90 .B2377 1990 vols. 19-21 (See Iconclass index for codes used to index subjects in the Illustrated Bartsch)

Marcantonio Raimondi and His School: an Iconographic Index to A. Bartsch, Le Peintre-Graveur
NE90 .B2135 1988 vols. 14-16 (See Iconclass index for codes used to index subjects in the Illustrated Bartsch)

Antonio Tempesta and His Time: an Iconographic Index to A. Bartsch, Le Peintre-Graveur
NE90 .B2137 1987 (See Iconclass index for codes used to index subjects in the Illustrated Bartsch)

Italian Printmaking, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: an Annotated Bibliography
Z5947.3 .I8 K37 1987

Early Italian Engraving: an Iconographic Index to A.M. Hind, Early Italian Engraving
NE659 .H48 index

Old Master Print References: a Selected Bibliography
Z5947.3.E85 M37 1986

Fine Print References: a Selected Bibliography of Print-Related Literature
Z5947.A3 L82 1982

Print Reference Sources: a Selected Bibliography, 18th-20th Centuries
Z5947.A3 M37 1979

The Illustrated Bartsch
NE90 .B213 vols. 1-7 See Iconclass index for codes used to index subjects in the Illustrated Bartsch.

American Lithographers, 1900-1960: the Artists and Their Printers
NE2304 .A3 1983

The German Single-Leaf Woodcut, 1550-1600
NE1150 .G47 vols. 1-3

Early Italian Engraving: An Iconographic Index To A.M. Hind, Early Italian Engraving
NE659 .H48

Early Italian Engraving: a Critical Catalog
NE 659 .H48

Prints of the Twentieth Century: a History
NE490 .C27

The Art of the Print: Masterpieces, History, Techniques
NE400 .E32

The History of the Illustrated Book: the Western Tradition
Z1023 .H387

A History of Engraving and Etching, from the 15th Century to the Year 1914
NE400 .H66 1927,

An Introduction to a History of Woodcut, with a Detailed Survey of Work Done in the Fifteenth Century
NE1030 .H55 vols. 1-2

American Printmaking: a Century of American Printmaking, 1880-1980,
NE507 .W37 1984

A Guide to Collectors. 3,500 Illustrations. English Furniture, Decoration, Woodwork & Allied Arts during the Last Half of the Seventeenth Century, the Whole of the Eighteenth Century, and the Earlier Part of the Nineteenth
NK2043 .S85

Watermarks


Watermarks are the impressed mark or logo of paper makers. Watermarks reveal the paper maker or manufacturer. This knowledge may give some insight into the history, place and time period when the work was created.

*To look for a watermark, hold the work up to the light and tilt in various degrees while looking for the impression of the watermark. Watermarks will usually be located in the corner of the paper. If you do find a watermark, visually match the mark to examples shown in the sources listed below.

Watermarks in Paper in Holland, England, France, etc. in the XVII and XVIII Centuries and Their Interconnection
Z237 .C56 1967

Papermaking: the History and Technique of an Ancient Craft
TS1090 .H816 1943

American Prints in the Library of Congress; a Catalog of the Collection
NE505 .A47 1970

Les Filigranes: Dictionnaire Historique des Marques du Papier dès Leur Apparition vers 1282 jusqu'en 1600
Z237 .B845 1985 vols. 1-4

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