Online Auction Catalog Database Now Includes Comprehensive Records from Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Art Reference Library announces the completion of a two-year project to enter records for its renowned collection of auction sale catalogs into SCIPIO, the international database of the Research Libraries Group. SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sale Catalogs is the only online collaborative catalog of auction sale catalogs in existence, providing bibliographic access to valuable sources of information on the provenance of works of art and the history of patronage, taste, and market trends. Records contain dates and places of sale, catalog title, the auction house, sellers, institutional holdings, and other information. Among other contributors to SCIPIO are the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cleveland Art Museum; the Getty Research Center, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Art Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.