Georg Pencz: Portrait of the Count Palatine Otto Heinrich (detail)
Source: Wikimedia Commons (see "image archives" below)
Georg Pencz Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Many works online
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Last Judgment, ca.1540
Portrait of Count Palatine Ottheinrich, ca.1550
The Triumph of Time
St John the Evangelist, 1525-28
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Study: Stained-Glass Window, 1540
Allegory of Justice
Kunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)
Louvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)
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
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Prado Museum Database, Madrid NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam NEW!
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
2 works online
Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
6 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)
Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
National Brukenthal Museum, Romania
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Portrait of Martin Luther, 1533
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Schleswig-Holstein Museums, Germany
20 works online
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany ( in German)
State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Université de Liège Collections (in French)
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville
Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland
Portrait of a Young Man
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Art Fund for UK Museums
Young couple in a landscape
(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)
Georg Pencz at The Art Renewal CenterArticles and Reference Sites:
Georg Pencz in the Web Gallery of Art
Wikimedia Commons Image Database
World Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
California State University WorldImages Database
Georg Pencz at CGFA
RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site
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.