William Allan Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas NEW!Art Market:
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Portrait of a Man, 1814
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Royal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK
Tate Gallery, London, UK
The Royal Collection, London, UK
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
The Battle of Cape St Vincent on 14 February 1797
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
The Huntington Library, California
University of Aberdeen Marischal Museum, Scotland
The Ballad of Old Robin Gray
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Art Fund for UK Museums
3 works online when last checked
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
William Allan at The Art Renewal CenterArticles and Reference Sites:
RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.