Many organizations are generous in offering high quality images online.

Be sure, tho, to check and respect the terms of use they publish on their sites. .Some have adoped an Open Access policy for public domain images, others make images available without need for permissions for personal, educational, and scholarly use--with other uses requiring permissions, and at times a fee. .And some sites allow only very limited use without specific permission.

Remember too that even on a single site copyright restrictions will vary among the images posted.

For your ease of reference, use the alphabetical links below. .Clicking on the up arrow icon will bring you back to the alphabetical links

A....B....C....D....E....F....G....H....I....J....K....L....M....N....O....P....Q....R....S....T....U....V....W....X....Y....Z

Archives dedicated to individual artists

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Fair Use / Intellectual Property

.......Artists Rights Society
.......Fair Use Center for Media & Social Impact
.......Fair Use of Images in the Visual Arts College Art Association
.......Auferheide & Jaszi. Reclaiming Fair Use: How to put Balance Back in Copyright
.......Intellectual Property and the Arts College Art Association
.......Teaching Tools on Fair Use College Art Association


Image sources
.......Please note that in some of these sites, the images will
.......seem disappointingly small. First try a simple clicking on
.......the image. If that doesn't work, try right clicking, and
.......choose "View Image." Often this will allow you to see a
.......larger image.

Archives dedicated to individual artists
.......Bosch Project Work of Hieronymous Bosch - Very high resolution images
.......Michelangelo ..Sistine Chapel interactive site
.......Mangum, Hugh: Photographs Duke University Digital Repository.
..............From the 1890s through the early 20th c. Hugh Mangum traveled by train
..............through North Carolina and the Virginias, taking portrait photos of both black
..............and white clients. His portraits are unusual in their often playful quality.
..... .Munch, Edvard: Drawings Munch Museum. More than 7,000 drawings
New!.Philadelphia International Toboggan Company
..............Kit Carson County Carousel built in 1905 by the Philadelphia
..............Toboggan Company. Only surviving antique carousel in the U.S. with original
..............paint on animals and scenic panels.
New!.Rembrandt Prints Online - Morgan Library & Museum
.......Van Eyck, Jan Closer to Van Eyck . . .
.... ...... ..Legacy site. - Very high resolution images
.... ..Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
.... ..Watteau Abecedario

A...
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accessCeramics a contemporary ceramics image resource
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Albany Institute of History and Art Images for classroom use &
.......unpublished papers available without charge, but you MUST request permisssion
New!.Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
.......American Folk Art Museum
... . .American Museum of Western Art - Anschutz Collection
.......American School of Classical Studies Digital Collections
.......Amsterdam:.Below the Surface: Archaeological Finds of the North/Southline.
..........27,000 objects--prehistory to 2005--excavated from an Amsterdam canal.
.......Ancient History Encyclopedia
.......Ancient World Image Bank - Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU
.......Archives of American Art -- Smithsonian
.......Art & Artists - Poul Webb Blog - a Google "Blog of Note"
.......Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall
.......Art Images for College Teaching
.......Art Institute of Chicago
New!.Art UK Database of publicly owned works in the UK. These works are owned
..............by over 3,250 British institutions. 80% of them are NOT currently on view.
.......Artist and Studio
.......ArtServe Australian National University

.......ArtStor By subscription.
.............Check with your Library to see if they participate
.............Artstor now also offers
................ .FREE CONTENT in their public collections

.......The Athenaeum

B...
.......Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art Hebrew University, Jerusalem
.......Biodiversity Heritage Library Images on Flickr
.......Bluffton U. Digital Imaging Project Mary Ann Sullivan
.......Bodleian Library, Oxford U. Digitized images from the Special Collections
..............Bodleian: William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné.
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British Library - more than 1,000,000 public domain images on Flickr
...............Picturing Places Landscape-related images & articles (British Library)
.......British Museum
.......Brooklyn Museum
.......Building the Social Gospel An Episode in American Religious Architecture.
..............Blog, with good images of American churches--with a focus on the Akron
..............Auditorium style plan, which has been largely neglected by art historians.
..............For more, see "About this Blog and its author"

C...
.......C2RMF Center for Research & Restoration of Museums of France
..............Site contains gallery of very high resolution images. About (Wikipedia)
..............If you use Firefox and have trouble seeing the images,
..............try using another browser. Google Chrome works
.......Centennial Exhibition Digital Collection Free Library of Philadelphia
.......ChurchCrawler Blog based in the UK that focuses on less well-known
..............church architecture
.......The Clark Williamstown, MA
..New!.Cleveland Museum of Art
.......Corning Museum of Glass
.......
Creative Commons
.......Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

D...
.......David Rumsey Map Collection
.......DIA Beacon
.......Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online About
.......
Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York
.......
Digtal Library for the Decorative Arts & Material Culture U. Wisconsin

E...
.......Enthusiastical Peter Bull (permission needed for reuse of images)
.......
Europeana
... . .Europeana Photography
.......eHumanity

F...
.......Farber Gravestone Collection American Antiquarian Society ... About
.......Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University
.......Five Colleges & Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium
.......Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY
.......Freer / Sackler The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art

G...
.......Getty Museum . . . Open Content Program
.......Getty Research Institute: Digital Collections
.........New!.Pierre de Gigord collection of photographs of the
.....................Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey,
.....................1850-1958 Images collected by a French businessman.
.....................Links to the various sections of the collection are on the
.....................RIGHT side of the page
.......Google Arts & Culture Very good zooming capability
.......Google Image Search
.......Gotik-Romanik 2,000 churches from the 6th to the 16th c.
..New!.Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
..............Image Archive
.......Guggenheim

H...
.......Harvard Art Museums
. . . .Hellenic Armors. Museum quality reproductions of ancient Greek &
..............medieval Byzantine armors by artist Katsikis Dimitrios.
.......Hermitage Museum This link goes to an unofficial version of the
..............State Hermitage Museum website. Scroll down to the bottom of the
..............page to the SITE MAP to see a list of categories to browse in, including
..............an extensive list of artists, with links to good images of their works.
..............You can do a search on the more attractive, recent version of their website
..............and access the same images. But this newer website doesn't give
..............you the same opportunity to browse
.......High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA... Terms of use
..New!.Hispanic Society of America (NYC)
.......
History Blog . . . Excellent images linked to thumbnails in the blog
..............RRequires some digging, but the results are worth it
.... .Hudson River Valley Heritage
.......Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium
. .. .Huntington Digital Library

I. ..
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Illuminated Manuscripts page in this Art Resources site
. ..
.Imago: The Roman Society Centenary Image Bank
......
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
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International Center for Photography, New York City
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International Ctr for Medieval Art Image database for members ......
......
International Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition

J...
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J Paul Getty Museum . . . Terms of Use.....

 K..
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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

L...
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Library of Congress:
................Prints & Photographs Reading Room Helpful links
................Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915
................Historic American Buildings Survey
................Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
................World Digital Library

L section continues at the top of the next column

L section, continued
......Los Angeles County Museum of Art
.. . .Lucas Art in Flanders: The Image Bank for Art of Flanders
.. ...Lucas Museum of Narrative Art [Founded by George Lucas]
............Narrative Art . . . Art of the Cinema . . . Digital Art . . . About
......Luna Commons.org......

M..
......Metropolitan Museum of Art . . . MMA Image Resources page
........... ......MMA Open Access policy
......... .Musical Instruments with audio
......... .The Art of Music Through Time
......Minneapolis College of Art & Design:
............Art of the Poster: 1880-1918
......MIT Visualizing Cultures
......Monovisions: Black & White Photography Magazine
......Morgan Library & Museums
......Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
......Museum of the City of New York
......Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ... Terms of Use
......Museum of Modern Art, NYC
......Museum of New Zealand

N...
.....National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
............Collections
............
NGA Images: Featured Collections
......National Museum of Health and Medicine

......NASA image gallery Ntl Aeronautics & Space Admin. Terms of Use
............. ..NASA Image and Video Library
............. ..NASA Images - Luna Imaging (independent of NASA)

......National Gallery of Denmark....Terms of use
......National Museum of the American Indian
......National Museum of Women in the Arts
......National Portrait Gallery, London
......New Deal Art Registry
......New Museum Digital Archive . . . Permissions
. .. .New Orleans Museum of Art
......New York Public Library
New!.New York Historical Society Digital Collections
..............Photos, paintings, drawings, manuscripts, letters, and more
.......New York Transit Museum . . . Small fee or no fee for non-profit use

O...
......Old Book Illustrations.com
......Oxford U. Classical Research Centre

P...
......Palace at Knossos: virtual tour British School at Athens
......PastPerfect Online Provides access to "millions of artifacts from
............museums, libraries, archives, and other organizations"
......Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
......Pennsylvania U. Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
......Penny Postcards
......People of Color in European Art History - Archive
......Pharos - The International Consortium of Photo Archives
......Philadelphia Museum of Art
......Phillips Collection . . . Terms of use
......Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology,
............U. California - Berkeley. SCROLL DOWN TO FIND COLLECTION LINKS
......Pinterest Some good images amongst junk; many are mislabeled
......Portraits of Artists
............See "The Artist" page in this art history resources website
......Public Art Archive
......Public Domain Review

Q...

R...
......Reed Digital Collections Some resources are open; some need login
......Renwick Gallery
......Retronaut - two sites: earlier and current
............Retronaut - Photographic time machine (Earlier: on Mashable)
............Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe (Current)
......Rijksmuseum
......rfdarsie Mystery blogger: some good images on several topics
......Royal Collection Trust (Great Britain)
............Click on the Down arrow icon to access high resolution images
New!.Royal Museums Greenwich

S...
......Smithsonian:
............American Art Museum
............Smithsonian: Cooper-Hewitt Ntl Design Museum Terms of use
............Smithsonian: Portraits of Artists
............Sioux Indian Drawings
............- Edward E. Ayer Collection, Newberry Libary . . . About
......Stanford University & Bibliothèque nationale de France:
..............French Revolution Digital Archives
......Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY

......Stock images

Be sure to read this discussion of the potential hazards of using stock images - unintended copyright infringement . . . Pixabay

See also the Intellectual Property Wiki . . . iStock by gettyimages

..................Adobe Stock (formerly Fotolia)
..................
iStock by gettyimages . . . Terms of use
..................
Pixabay Free high quality images . . . Terms of use

Stewart, J. 20+ Websites for ... Free Stock Photos
................... . . . My Modern Met

T...
......Tate
......Technicolor Online Research Archive Eastman Museum. . . About
......Trinity College, Dublin
......University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum

U...
......UNESCO World Heritage Sites, List--with links to images
......Uffizi Digitization Project --3-D capture of the Greek & Roman
............Sculpture collections of the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, and Boboli Gardens,
............Florence, Italy
......U. of Michigan, Labadie Collection of Political Posters

V...
......VADS - Online Resources for the Visual Arts
.... ..Vassar art museum - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

......Vatican: .
...............
Digital Vatican Library
...............Sistine Chapel interactive site

.......Via Lucis Photography of Religious Architecture
.......
Victorian Web Includes Visual Arts

W..
New!.Wallace Collection, London, UK
............Info re: Wallace Collection Copyright and Images
......Washington U. - St. Louis: 19th c. Architectural photos
New!.Watercolour World Pre-1900 documentary watercolors: a
............global project, giving access to works that are too fragile for exhibition
............in galleries. Please note that the licenses for the images vary.
......Walters Art Museum . . . Terms of use
......Web Gallery of Art
......Wellcome Images Wellcome Library, London
......Wikimedia Commons
......World Digital Library - Library of Congress
......World Images database California State University

X...

Y...
......Yale Center for British Art
......Yale University
...........Art Gallery . . . Terms of Use
...........Bienecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
...........The Lewis Walpole Library
v.........v....Guide to Finding Lewis Walpole Library Collection Material
...........Yale University Library: All Digital Collections
......Photogrammer 170,000 photographs, 1935-45, U. S. Farm Security
................Administration and Office of War Information

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