APPLY FOR: Getty Library Research Grants

Applications for the 2018 Getty Library Research Grants

are now available online

http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/library_research_grants.html

The deadline to apply is October 16, 2017.

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support to researchers of all nationalities whose projects demonstrate a compelling need to use Getty Research Institute materials, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles from the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Please contact GRI Library Reference with any questions: reference@getty.edu.

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STIP: Getty ACLS postdoctoral fellowships

Getty ACLS postdoctoral fellowships

The Getty Foundation is funding a postdoctoral fellowship program that is being administered by the American Council of Learned Societies.

Application deadline: Oct 25, 2017

ACLS invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. ACLS will award 10 fellowships, each with a stipend of $60,000 plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period, and a one-week residence at the Getty Center following the fellowship. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Continue reading “STIP: Getty ACLS postdoctoral fellowships”

The Getty Provenance Index® has added 138,000 database records of art sales from the 1600s and 1700s

New Sales Data Trace the First Hundred Years
of the British Auction Market

The Getty Provenance Index has, for three decades, been a leading resource for scholarship on the history of collecting. Founded in the early 1980s by Burton Fredericksen, the first curator of paintings for the Getty Museum, the Provenance Index has evolved into a collection of online databases with 1.75 million records indexing the works of art described in source documents such as auction catalogs, archival inventories, and dealer stock books. This data can be used to trace the ownership of works of art and to examine patterns in collecting and art markets.

Read Eric Hormell’s full announcement about the exciting addition of 138,000 database records on ‘the Getty iris’.

New Article: M. Lincoln & A. Fox, Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auctions, 1780-1835

M. Lincoln & A. Fox, Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auctions, 1780-1835

Abstract (DOI)

Fig. 10 James Gillray, A Peep at Christie’s;—or—Tally-ho, & his Nimeney-pimmeney taking the Morning Lounge, published 24 Sept. 1796, etching and aquatint, hand coloured, 35 x 25.7 cm. Collection of the British Museum, London (1868,0808.6552)  Digital image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum, London
Fig. 10 James Gillray, A Peep at Christie’s;—or—Tally-ho, & his Nimeney-pimmeney taking the Morning Lounge, published 24 Sept. 1796, etching and aquatint, hand coloured, 35 x 25.7 cm. Collection of the British Museum, London (1868,0808.6552) Digital image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum, London

The rush of activity among London’s auction houses in the first few weeks of summer has long been a familiar occurrence that persists even today. However, this intense seasonal concentration of sales was not always so. This paper draws on quantitative methods to explore the gradual emergence of a tightly scheduled auction season in London at the turn of the nineteenth century, focusing on the sale of paintings.

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