The Getty Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance (PSCP) is collaborating with the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) to provide worldwide access through the Getty Provenance Index databases to French art sales catalogues from 1611 to 1800 housed mainly at the Bibliothèque de l'Institut national d'histoire de l'art (Paris), the Bibliothèque nationale (Paris), the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (The Hague), the Frick Art Library (New York), etc. This collaboration implies the input, index and authority work of all the French sales catalogues from 1611 to 1800. It aims to provide tools to study the art market, the taste, the collectors and the dealers in France at this time but also to reconstruct the development and movement of the collections as well as the provenance of works of art. The project is currently focusing on the period 1760-1790. In France, this project is managed by Chantal Georgel assisted by Carole Blumenfeld.

For information about French sales catalogues, contact the Getty PSCP staff at
For information about the project on the history of taste, contact INHA at
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Chantal Georgel is scientific adviser in the INHA research program focused on History of taste.

Carole Blumenfeld, chargée d'études et de recherche (research associate) at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art.

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