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Art and Architecture: Electronic Resources

The Art, Archaeology and Ancient World Library is the premier research library for the study of art, architecture and archaeology at Oxford. It incorporates multiple libraries previously housed in separate locations around the University.


This page contains information on electronic resources relevant to auctions and sales.

Oxford Holdings

To identify Oxford holdings, use SOLO.

Use keyword searching (auction house or dealer name, word/s in catalogue title) plus year.
Example: christie paintings 1996

Auction Houses Online

With the emergence of online auction house catalogues, the arrival of hard copy versions at the Art, Archaeology and Ancient World Library has greatly diminished. For more recent years, therefore (from ca. 2009 on), researchers may prefer to consult online resources first (see below).

Auction & Sales E-resources

Art Dealers Online

General Auction Records Databases

Restricted Access

Open Access

Artists' signatures

To find more books illustrating artists' signatures select in subject from the drop-down menu and type artists' marks or monograms in the search box.