Study Photographs of Tapestries in the Getty Research Library Photo Study Collection
ARTstor and the Getty Research Institute have collaborated to share more than 4,800 images from the Tapestries Collection. A majority of the images depict tapestries from the late 15th to late 18th century, with a particular focus on production in the Southern Netherlands, Flanders, and France. Italian, English, and Dutch tapestries are also represented. Over 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 photograph collections, as well as images from auction houses and other 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 collection will also be available as high-resolution downloads for academic publishing; for more information, please see Images for Academic Publishing.
The Getty Research Institute's Photo Study Collection contains more than 2 million photographs, many of which are historical in nature. These study photographs support pictorial research in Western art, architecture, and decorative arts, as well as scholarly study of the history of collection, iconography, conservation, historiography, and the history of reproductions.
|Total size of collection*||4,879|
|Percentage of completion||100%|
|Search terms||getty tapestries|
* 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: May 10, 2012