Art History Research Databases

The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library publish the unique databases listed below. For more information about the objects held by the museum, see the collection database. For information about materials held by the library, see the library catalog.

Use the box below to search across all the databases listed.

American School, Ellen Douglas Mitchell and Caroline Mitchell, oil on canvas

Frick Digital Collections

Access digital content of Frick Art Reference Library collections that includes images of works of art, books, auction catalogs, and archival documents.
©The National Archives and Records Administration

Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America

Access information about where archival materials related to dealers, collectors, and galleries active in the United States are located.
El Greco, St. Jerome, oil on canvas

Spanish Artists from the Fourth to the Twentieth Century: A Critical Dictionary

Access bibliographic information for more than 5,000 Spanish artists, including comprehensive lists of alternate forms of artist surnames.
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Nicolaes Ruts, 1631, oil on mahogany panel

The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories

Access inventories, largely from the Gemeentearchief (now known as the Stadsarchief) in Amsterdam, of Dutch seventeenth-century art collections compiled by the late Professor John Michael Montias of Yale University.