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[French Painter, 1814-1897]
Louis Français Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Autumn Landscape. Bank of a River, ink drawing
Louvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Artworks in the museum's collections database
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam NEW!
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Musées de Lorraine, France (in French)
Les lavandières dans le sous-bois, 1867
Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(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)
Louis Francais at The Art Renewal CenterMiscellaneous Sites:
World Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)
2 paintings online
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site
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Philippe Gambette Web Site (in French) Articles and Reference Sites:
Le miroir de Scey, from the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.