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American art auction catalog collection, 1785-1962

Creator:
Archives of American Art
Subject:
A.Levy (Firm)
Allen B. Miner (Firm)
American Art Association
Anderson Galleries, Inc
Associated Auctioneers
Bangs & Co
Barker (Firm)
Benjamin S. Wise (Firm)
Birch & Son
Bleecker & Van Dyke (Firm)
C.F. Libbie & Co
C.F. Wetmore (Firm)
C.G. Sloan & Company
C.W. Brown (Firm)
Chicago Book & Art Auctions
Clarke's Art Galleries
Daniel A. Mathews (Firm)
Davis & Harvey (Firm)
E. A. Haaseman Galleries
Elder Coin & Curio Company
Elliott Blakeslee & Noyes
Field, Morris, Fenner & Co
Fifth Avenue Art Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Fifth Avenue Auction Rooms
Freeman, Son & Potter (Firm)
G.R. Leonard & Co
Galton-Orsburn Co
George A. Leavitt & Co
Haseltine Galleries
Henry A. Hartman (Firm)
Henry D. Miner (Firm)
Henry H. Leeds & Co
Henry H. Leeds & Miner (Firm)
Hiram H. Parke (Firm)
House of Duveen
Howe, Leonard & Co
Hudson's (Firm)
J.C. Morgenthau & Co
James P. Silo
Kende Galleries
Knickerbocker Auction Rooms
Kreiser Gallery
Leonard & Cunningham
Leonard Galleries
Levy & Spooner
Lewis J. Bird & Co
Lihou Art Gallery
M. Thomas & Sons Auctioneers
Merwin Sales Company
Merwin-Clayton Sales Company
Metropolitan Art Association
Miller & Morris (Firm)
Miner & Somerville (Firm)
Monarch Auction Co
Monarch Auction Rooms
Moore's Auction Rooms
National Art Galleries
O. Rundle Gilbert (Firm)
Ortgies & Co
Parke-Bernet Galleries
Philadelphia Art Galleries and Auction Rooms
Plaza Art Auction Galleries
Rains Galleries
Ritter Galleries
Ritter-Hopson Galleries
Samuel T. Freeman & Co
Savoy Art & Auction Galleries
Schenck's Art Gallery
Scott & O'Shaughnessy (Firm)
Stan. V. Henkels (Firm)
Swann Auction Galleries
Thomas J. Miller (Firm)
Thos. E. Kirby & Co
Walpole Galleries
William B. Norman (Firm)
Wm. D. Morley (Firm)
Young's Art Galleries
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
ca. 30,000 items (on 559 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Auction catalogs from the holdings of various libraries and auction houses in the United States, borrowed for microfilming for AAA's Auction Catalog Project, 1961-1965. The majority of the catalogs are for auctions held in New York City and Philadelphia, although other locales are represented. Firms with significant numbers of catalogs include: American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Associated Auctioneers, Bangs & Co., Barker, Benjamin S. Wise, Birch & Son, Bleecker & Van Dyke, C.F. Wetmore, C.G. Sloan & Co., Charles F. Libbie & Co., Chicago Book & Art Auctions, Clarke's Art Galleries, C.W. Brown, Daniel A. Mathews, Davis & Harvey, E. A. Haaseman Galleries, Elder Coin & Curio Company, Elliott, Blakeslee & Noyes, Field, Morris, Fenner & Co., Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, Galton-Orsburn Co., George A. Leavitt & Co., Haseltine Galleries, Henry A. Hartman, Leeds, Miner, Hiram H. Parke, Duveen, Leonard & Co., Hudson's, James P. Silo, J.C. Morgenthau & Co., Kende Galleries, Knickerbocker, Kreiser Gallery, Levy & Spooner, Lewis J. Bird & Co., Lihou Art Gallery, Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, Metropolitian Art Association, Miller & Morris, Monarch, Moore's, M. Thomas & Sons, National Art Galleries, Ortgies & Co., O. Rundle Gilbert, Parke-Bernet, Philadelphia Art Galleries, Plaza Art Auction Galleries, Rains Galleries, Ritter Galleries, Samuel T. Freeman & Co., Savoy, Schenck's Art Gallery, Scott & O'Shaughnessy, Stan V. Henkels, Swann Auction Galleries, Thomas Kirby, Walpole Galleries, William B. Norman, William D. Morley, and Young's Art Gallery; many others were also microfilmed.
Citation:
American art auction catalog collection, 1785-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Loan:
Loan
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming for AAA's Auction Catalog Project, 1961-1965. Among the institutions who participated are the American Antiquarian Society (29 reels), Art Institute of Chicago (2 reels), Boston Public Library (1 reel), Brooklyn Museum (16 reels), Cleveland Museum of Art (2 reels), Cooper Union (21 reels), Enoch Pratt Free Library (1 reel), Huntington Library (1 reel), Library Co. of Philadelphia (1 reel), Library of Congress (1 reel), Metropolitan Museum of Art (25 reels), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, New York Historical Society (23 reels), New York Public Library (284 reels), New York State Library (1 reel), Parke-Bernet Galleries (128 reels), Pennsylvania Historical Society (2 reels), Philadelphia Museum of Art (10 reels), Walters Art Gallery (1 reel), and others.
Theme:
The Art Market
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art auctions
Art objects
Art, American
Auction catalogs
Auctions
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6216
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216505
AAA_collcode_archaaac
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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