In 2006, ARTstor, Art Resource, and the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives announced a collaboration to make available through ARTstor 14,000 high-quality images of world art and architecture. This current release of 2,125 images focuses on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art, as well as Early Christian and Byzantine art.

Images of works in the Lessing Archives will continue to be added to the ARTstor Digital Library in regular releases until the collection is complete. This current release brings the total number of Lessing Archives images available through ARTstor to more than 9,000. These images, on average 120 megabytes in size, have been scanned from large-format (4″x5″ or 8″x10″) color transparencies made by Erich Lessing in the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world.

To view Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive): go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives).” Or search the keywords: erich lessing .

For more detailed information about this collection, see the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) page.

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