Access

Catalogue records for each of the 40,000 artists represented in the collection are accessible through our catalog. These records indicate the extent of the holdings for each artist available for study. Our catalog also provides keyword access to the research documentation for 20% of the individual works of art represented in the Photoarchive. New catalog records are added daily. All 1.2 million items in the Photoarchive's collection may be consulted in the Reading Room during regular Library hours.

The Frick Digital Image Archive provides access to 15,000 digitized negatives of works of art recorded by Library staff photographers between 1922 and 1967 in private homes, small public collections, galleries, and auction houses throughout the United States. Visitors can search by keyword, browse image groups, zoom in on images, download jpeg files, and seamlessly link to our correlating catalog records. The entire collection of 57,000 negatives will be available soon.

An additional 25,000 digitized Library negatives of works of art photographed in London auctions and in remote sites throughout Italy during the first half of the twentieth century are accessible through ARTstor.