John Hesselius Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
John Hesselius at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Thomas Chamberlaine, 1772/75
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Paintings collection online
John Hesselius 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
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Maryland State Archives
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Thomas Sprigg, 1764
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
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)
Sotheby's Sold Lot ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
John Hesselius at The Art Renewal CenterMiscellaneous Sites:
John Hesselius at The Athenaeum
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
The History Project at U.C. Davis
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Maryland ArtSourceArticles and Reference Sites:
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.