The Getty Research Institute has launched an expanded dealer stock book database that provides free online access to almost 24,000 records created from the Knoedler Gallery painting stock books. Books 1 through 6, dating from 1872 to 1920, are available now; stock books 7 through 11 will be added soon.
You can search the records from the Knoedler Stock Books on the Getty website at: https://piprod.getty.edu/starweb/pi/servlet.starweb?path=pi/pi.web
Knoedler Gallery in New York was a central force in the evolution of an art market in the U.S. This newly enhanced database can be used to reconstruct the itineraries of thousands of paintings that crossed the Atlantic during the Gilded Age—including many that ended up in major American museums.
To read the full announcement in Iris, the Getty’s online magazine, please see: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/database-of-knoedler-gallery-stock-books-now-online/