James Sharples Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!Art Market:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
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
James Sharples at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
James Sharples at the The British Museum, London, UK
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)
James Sharples at The Athenaeum Articles and Reference Sites:
Portrait of the Duc d'Orleans
California State University WorldImages Database
2 paintings online
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
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.
Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
2 pastel portraits