Edouard Manet | A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882 | Image and original data provided by The Courtauld Gallery | © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Edouard Manet | A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882 | Image and original data provided by The Courtauld Gallery | © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

The Courtauld Institute of Art and ARTstor have released more than 500 images of works in the permanent collection of The Courtauld Gallery in the Digital Library. This is the first of a projected 8,100 images to be uploaded.

The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world, with a collection that spans the art historical canon from the early Renaissance to the 20th century. The Gallery is renowned for its outstanding collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings that illustrate the development of modern French painting, including such iconic masterpieces as Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1881-1882), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s La Loge (1874), Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), and Paul Gauguin’s Nevermore (1897). The Gallery also houses rich collections of sculpture and decorative arts, Gothic and Medieval paintings, Renaissance masterworks, and an important group of paintings and drawings by Peter Paul Rubens. There is an impressive range of works on paper – drawings, watercolours, and prints representing the major schools of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including masterpieces by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, Rembrandt van Rijn, and J.M.W. Turner.

View the collection in the ARTstor Digital Library.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit The Courtauld Institute of Art: The Courtauld Gallery collection page.