A catalogue raisonné is a scholarly compilation of an artist's body of work which will include annotated listings of all known artworks by an artist, or all works they have created in a particular media (i.e, prints or photographs). They are essential research tools for provenance and attribution of artwork and are thoroughly comprehensive and can take years to publish. In addition to the complete list of works, the catalogue may include the following information about the works listed:
Information Source: New York Public Library
Other terms that may be used in place of catalogue raisonné are:
1. Start by searching the artist's name as a keyword AND catalogues raisonnés in the Subject field in the advanced search using Library Search (limit results to the Library Catalog). For example:
If the library has a raisonné on the artist, it should show up in the results.
Note the record to see where your search terms appear:
Additionally, consult the A.C.I. art catalogue index - catalogues raisonnés & critical catalogues of artists 1780-2008: