Willem van de Velde art links
Willem van de Velde the Elder Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los AngelesArt Market:
Figures on Board Small Merchant Vessels, 1650
Louvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Drawings collection online
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam NEW!
The Royal Collection, London, UK
Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (in Dutch)
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
Many works online
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)
Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia - Provenance Research
Warships on a calm sea, 1678
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Art Fund for UK Museums
The Grand Review of the Army on Hounslow Heath
(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)
Willem van de Velde at The Art Renewal CenterMiscellaneous Sites:
Willem van de Velde in the Web Gallery of Art
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)
Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images
RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
Additional Image Search Tools:
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UK Government Art CollectionArticles 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.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia