Richard Cosway Works Online
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Original works by Richard Cosway available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Louvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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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
The Royal Collection, London, UK
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Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
Several portraits online
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
4 works by or related to the artist
Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
2 works online
Drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
National Library of Australia, Canberra
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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6 miniatures by Richard Cosway online
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Portrait of Horace Beckford at Age 13, 1790
State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Tate Gallery, London, UK
The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)
The Huntington Library, California
The Wallace Collection, London, UK NEW!
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Art Fund for UK Museums
2 works online when last checked
D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections
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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)
Richard Cosway in the Web Gallery of Art Miscellaneous Sites:
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
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UK Government Art CollectionArticles and Reference Sites:
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia