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Collecting and Provenance Research: Auctions

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Researching auctions

These pages describe resources and reference works useful for finding information about prices paid at auction for works of art; locations of auction catalogues, both current and historical; and information about auction houses and works of art sold at auction.

The pages are divided into five categories:

Sale information: Resources for online auction results and print indexes of results.

Auction catalogues: How to find auction catalogues at Yale and beyond.

Historical auction information: How to access historical information (catalogues and indexes) in print and online.

Auction houses: Information about the major international auction houses.

Glossary: a glossary of terms and phrases used in auction catalogues.