Art & Visual Culture

 

Art Museum Image Gallery (EBSCO, 2005- )

158K+ downloadable images from leading global collections, with rights cleared for educational use

 

ArtStor (2005- )

1M+ images from major museums and archives; expanded functionality at partner institutions

 

Bildindex der Kunst & Architektur (2000- )

German-language site with 2M+ images of art and architecture in Germany and elsewhere in Europe

 

Bloomsbury Fashion Central (2017)

250K+ images from major archives plus tools for studying global fashion since medieval era

 

Boydell Shakespeare Gallery (Romantic Illustration Network, 2015)

Frederick Burwick’s images of engravings of Shakespeare scenes painted for Boydell’s gallery, 1789-1805

 

British Library Images Online (2005- )

Searchable database of maps, illustrations, drawings, paintings, and photos from BL’s collections

 

Bridgeman Education Art Library (2011- )

Searchable database of 1.2M images from BL and major museums

 

English Satirical Prints, 1714-1830 (Derek Linney, 2016- )

100+ high-res Georgian prints, plus brief articles on subject and links to related resources

 

Europeana Art (European Union, 2008- )

1.7M images from famous and lesser-known collections across Europe

 

Europeana Fashion (European Union, 2008- )

Fashion drawings, sketches, and catalogues from 30 public and private collections in Europe

 

Google Arts and Culture (Google Cultural Institute, 2011)

High-res art from Tate, British Museum, National Gallery, etc., plus virtual gallery tours of partner museums

 

The Grand Tour (Adam Matthew, 2009)

Travel writings and art by Britons touring European art and culture sites between 1550 and 1850

 

Illustrating Scott (U. of Edinburgh, 2009)

Peter Garside’s database of 1500+ printed illustrations to Scott’s Waverley novels from 1814 to 1900

 

Illustration Archive (Cardiff U., 2015)

Searchable database of 1M+ illustrations from 68K 18c/19c books at BL and elsewhere

 

National Portrait Gallery (London)

Portal for searching NPG’s unrivaled collection of 210K+ portraits of Britons from 16c to present

 

The Oxford Portraits Project (Oxford U., 2008)

Catalog and images of portraits of famous Britons from Oxford’s collections

 

Prints from the Curzon Collection (Oxford U., 2003)

1,400 British political cartoons from 1789-1815 on Napoleon and British fears of invasion

 

The Printshop Window (Matthew Crowther, 2013- )

Collector’s site with images and tools for studying caricature and graphic satire in long 18c

 

RÊVE: Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition (ERA, 2017- )

Collaborative initiative enabling scholars and museums to showcase Romantic-era art, objects, and texts

 

Romantic Illustration Network

Scholarly organization focused on book illustration and visual culture from 1750 to 1850

 

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape (Adam Matthew, 2012)

Digitized Wordsworth Trust collection includes unparalleled collection of Lake District art

 

Royal Academy Collection Online

Portal for searching RA’s archives, exhibition catalogs, and research tools

 

Saskia Art History Images (Scholars Resource, 2003)

34K images photographed at major museums by Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft

 

Slavery Images (U. of Virginia, 2015)

Archive of 1,280 depictions of slavery in the Americas

 

VADS: Visual Arts Data Service (U. for the Creative Arts, 2008- )

140K+ freely available and copyright-cleared images from collections across Britain

 

Web Gallery of Art (1996- )

Early open-access “virtual museum,” with 11K+ images and tools for studying 8c-19c European art

 

The William Blake Archive (1998- )

Eaves, Essick, and Viscomi’s comprehensive image gallery and tools for studying Blake’s life and work

 

What Jane Saw (Janine Barchas, 2013)

Virtual recreation of 2 major exhibits Austen saw: Shakespeare Gallery (1796) and Reynolds retrospective (1813)

 

Yale Center for British Art (Yale U.)

Searchable catalog of museum’s holdings, exhibition guides, and publications