Museum Catalogs of Permanent Collections are scholarly publications and often include information similar to catalogue raisonné data. Catalogs of collections can also focus on privately owned works of art.
Scholarly monographs on individual artists provide detailed studies of entire careers, time periods, styles and individual works. In addition to listing sources for further information, monographs may also include a catalog of the artist's work.
Catalogues Raisonnés are scholarly compilations that include every work by an individual artist, spanning an entire career or a period of the artist's work. They generally include a picture of the work of art, its size, medium, date, its provenance or history of ownership. Opinions concerning authenticity, key literature about the work and exhibition history can also be included. Here is an example from our Reference Collection.
Museum and gallery exhibition catalogs can provide comprehensive information about individual artists or explore specific works, themes, historical periods and geographical locations.