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Detail of colored etching and
aquatint, "Christie's Auction
Room", by Thomas Rowlandson
& Augustus Charles Pugin from
The Microcosm of London,
(London: R. Ackerman, 1810).
Photographic Services &
With a Selected List of Sotheby's & Christie's Catalogs at the
New York Public Library
The following is a guide to auction sale indexes, price guides
and catalogs. Since individual auction houses do not issue their
own indexes, the use of these compilations provides the best
approach to finding sale information. Each index provides different
coverage in terms of dates, contents and scope.
Written by Lee Robinson, Librarian, Art
& Architecture Collection.
Parts of this document were published in Art Reference Services
Quarterly, Volume 1, Number 4, 1994, under the title
"Unraveling the Complexities of Art Auction Sale
Written by Lee Robinson, with markup assistance from Caroline