The Photoarchive is a study collection of over 1.2 million photographic reproductions of works of art from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century. These reproductions are accompanied by extensive documentation about the original works of art, which is continuously updated to reflect changes in attribution, ownership, and condition. One of the first institutions of its kind in the country, the Photoarchive provides an unparalleled resource for the study of the history of art.
Explore Photoarchive reproductions and documentation in the Frick Digital Collections and the Frick Art Reference Library’s online catalog, NYARC Discovery.
Discover the history of the Photoarchive, established in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as the library’s founding collection.
Trace the collection histories of works of art using the Photoarchive’s rich provenance information.
Learn about the Photoarchive's digitization and explore related initiatives.
Discoveries: A Library Blog
Delve into the lives of the works of art represented in the Photoarchive and in other library collections on the blog.
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