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Panoramic View of the Ile-de-France, Théodore Rousseau

Panoramic View of the Ile-de-France by Theodore Rousseau

Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

Articles on Art

Art Images

Free art images are available here:

  • The Smithsonian's Freer-Sackler Collections
  • The Met  - Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media. Works that are covered by the new policy are identified on the Museum’s website with the acronym OASC
  • The Getty -  Open content images are identified with a "Download" link. Images provided are JPEG files at a minimum of 300 ppi. Please use the following source credit when reproducing an image: Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program
  • The Rijksmuseum
  • The National Gallery -  The Gallery encourages users to include the following credit with any use of one of its open access images: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
  • LA County Museum - click on the "Show public domain images only" option on the search box. Your citation should include the URL ""
  • British Library - Released over 1 million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books.
  • Google Art Project - Contains over 57,000 digital representations of famous and not-so-famous works of art from  185+ partner institutions.
  • Getty Images - 35 million images are available for use as long as this embed code is used for attribution.
  • Museum of New Zealand - 30,000 images are available for non-commercial use, as long as you give attribution to the artist.