Jacob Esselens Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Louvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French) Art Market:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Drawings collection online
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam NEW!
Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (in Dutch)
Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK
Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
Wooded Landscape with figures
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Landscape with figures - Venus and Adonis
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France (in French)
Slow-downloading .PDF document about the painting Une Halte de Chasse
Museum Bredius, Netherlands
Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)
(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)
Jacob Esselens in the Web Gallery of Art Articles and Reference Sites:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images
RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
Additional Image Search Tools:
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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.