This collection includes digitized auction sales catalogs in the public domain.
The American Art Association collection is a growing set of digitized auction catalogs from this very important New York auction house active from 1883-1923. The American Art Association was created to operate the American Art Gallery and to promote American art.
More information on the American Art Association is available from the Frick Collection's Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America and the Archives of American Art.
Funding for the American Art Association Auction Catalogs project was provided by the Lifchez-Stronach Preservation Fund for the Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Eighteenth Century French Auction Catalogs collection includes forty-two 18th century French auction catalogs published in the 1770s and 1780s, totaling 2,850 pages. Among the oldest sale catalogs in the Watson Library collection, they are bound together in four volumes and many are heavily hand-annotated.
Funding for the Eighteenth Century French Auction Catalogs project was provided by the Lifchez-Stronach Preservation Fund for the Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.