Robert Swain Gifford Works Online
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Original works by Robert Swain Gifford available for purchase at art galleries worldwidePaintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Robert Swain Gifford at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Gay Head Lighthouse (Martha's Vineyard, MA), pencil drawing, 1867
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
October Day, 1879
Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(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)
Robert Swain Gifford at The Athenaeum Miscellaneous Sites:
3 works online
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Mount Shasta CompanionArticles and Reference Sites:
Scroll partway down for some biographical info and an engraving of Mount Shasta
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.